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Adult Education

“What we need more than anything else is not textbooks but textpeople.”
~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Welcome to our Adult Education page, your portal for opportunities for lifelong Jewish learning at Temple Sinai. Whether you are brand-new to Judaism or a long-time pillar of the Temple Sinai community, we hope you will find a program, a class, or ongoing Torah-learning forum to help you become a “text person,” to deepen your understanding of the Jewish past, bring meaning to your present and clarify your future. See below for descriptions of our weekly Talmud study group, our current series (class offerings) and Hebrew-learning opportunities (whether modern or prayer-based).


Talmud Study

talmud studyTemple Sinai’s Talmud Study is the longest, continuously-meeting Jewish learning group in Northern Nevada. It meets from noon – 1:00 p.m. every Wednesday in the Temple Sinai library. Usually, it is led and facilitated by the rabbi. Talmud is open to the entire community, members and non-members. Several non-Jewish participants have been learning with us for years.  Each person brings a unique background and field of expertise to bear in their interpretation of Talmud.

Intro to Judaism at Temple Sinai

Intro to Judaism at Temple Sinai - January - April 2017


This experiential course will weave class sessions and Jewish experiences together for an "All-In Introduction" to Judaism and Jewish life. You do not have to be Jewish or actively pursuing conversion to participate.

This class is also recommended for those Temple Sinai members preparing for Adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Please call the Temple Sinai office at 775-747-5508 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a
15-minute phone conversation with the rabbi to register.

Topics and Activities May Include:

  • Shabbat and Jewish Time
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
  • Introduction to Jewish Prayer
  • Tu Bishvat Seder at Temple Sinai
  • Volunteering at the Food Bank
  • Mitzvot and Social Justice
  • The Jewish Home at the Rabbi's Home
  • Purim at Temple Sinai
  • Jewish Cooking Class
  • Shalosh Regalim (Three Festivals): Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot
  • Attend T.S. Passover Seder at the Atlantis
  • Introduction to Jewish Life Cycles
  • Jewish Memory
  • Saturday Morning Shabbat Service & Torah Study
  • Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Service
  • Home Hospitality Shabbat Dinner
  • Attending a Jewish Life Cycle
  • Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick)