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Adult Study and Learning

It is taught that “the study of Torah equals in value all the other commandments” (Peah 1:1). Maimonides teaches that one is “required to study Torah, whether poor or rich…young or old…” and that one “must set aside definite times to study by day and by night…”

We at Town & Village we are dedicated to providing a variety of learning opportunities, at all levels of knowledge and at many times of day. We hope that you will find something here that you wish to study with us. If there is something you would like to see us offer in the future, please let us know.

Town & Village Synagogue is dedicated to making adult Jewish learning accessible to all of its members and to the community at large. If you are interested in a class we offer and the cost is a concern, we invite you to contact Louise Sherby or Rabbi Sebert privately to make arrangements that are affordable for you.  We look forward to  seeing you soon.

The year promises to be very exciting as we continue some programs and begin some new ones. Please check out our offerings listed below.


Louise Sherby
Chair, Adult Education Committee

Town & Village Synagogue
5783/ 2023





Mondays 7:00-8:45 PM In Person with a remote option
Rabbi Larry Sebert, Teacher and Guide
Hebrew Instruction with Carol Green

You are invited on a Jewish learning adventure to deepen your understanding of the core ideas of Jewish practice and ethics. This coming fall, a new two-year Jewish Journeys/Adult B’nei Mitzvah cohort begins with Rabbi Larry Sebert. We will focus on the essentials of Jewish thought and practice, build bonds as a community, and celebrate our accomplishments.

Becoming a life-long learner is at the center of what it means to be recognized as B’nei Mitzvah – of feeling ourselves to be full members of the community. In May 2024, the class will culminate with a cohort-graduation/collective B’nei Mitzvah celebration on becoming a confident adult Jewish learner.

Class Overview
We express ourselves as Jews every day. We will learn about those many Jewish connections by studying daily prayers and Shabbat services. We will gain understanding of how Shabbat has kept the Jewish people whole. We will put Jewish action on our plate by understanding the procedures and meaning behind keeping kosher. We will orient ourselves to the Jewish calendar, deepening our understanding of the Holidays we know and learning about the ones that fly under the radar. The ethical teachings of Judaism will provide needed guidance with life’s most challenging moments and society’s deepest challenges. Gaining knowledge of Jewish history will give us confidence to continue our own journeys as Jewish learners and doers.

Fee: Free for T&V Members; $300 suggested donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund for others.

Registration is required.  Please send an email to for information and to register.  Please indicate if you will attend in-person or on Zoom.

Thu, June 8 2023 19 Sivan 5783