“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).
Temple 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.