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Adult Education

Adult Education is an important part of Temple life. Programming includes both one-of-a-kind events and on-going learning opportunities such as the following:


Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Take your seat at the table and join the great Jewish
conversation. Are you looking for a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish?

The Melton School sets a high standard for interactive, text-based Jewish learning. Temple Shalom is entering its third year of offering these inspiring classes for learners of all knowledge levels and backgrounds. Registration is now open. Please visit for more information and to register for classes.


Torah Talk

A lay-led discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Torah Talk takes place on the first Saturday of every month in the Board room.

8:15am – coffee, juice and bagels
8:30am – discussion

All are welcome!


Wise Aging – Sacred Living

A groundbreaking program specifically designed to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish seekers entering second adulthood.

Wise Aging Year 2
Prerequisite: Wise Aging Year 1

Wise Aging Year 1

More information to come later in the year.


Is Adult Hebrew School For You?

Have you always wanted to learn the letters and vowels of the Hebrew alphabet? Do you wish you could read many of the essential Hebrew blessings and prayers? Please contact Jane Perman ( to let her know you would be interested in joining a Beginning Hebrew Class for Adults at Temple Shalom. Jane will contact you concerning scheduling such a class.


Israel Book and Discussion Club

The Adult Education Committee is pleased to offer an Israel Book and Discussion club. Open to all Temple Shalom members, the Club will mee monthly in the Perman Library to discuss a selected fiction or nonfiction book about Israel, and to relate what we learn from it to more current events regarding Israel.

If interested, please join us for an organizational meeting that will be held in that Perman Library on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 2:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Rubner at or (239) 594-9793.


The Rabbi James and Jane Perman Library at Temple Shalom

Right here at Temple Shalom you will find the only comprehensive Judaica library in Collier County. Come on in, have a cup of coffee and peruse the shelves. We’re also looking for a volunteer or two to help with reshelving books and cataloging new ones. Let us know if you can help out. Contact Ana Maria Tamargo, Membership Engagement Coordinator at 239-455-3030


Did you know…? is a great resource for information on the Jewish holidays, social justice, Jewish life and practice as well as Israel and learning opportunities. Parents can find age appropriate resources for children such as Shaboom! videos which teach children about Jewish values like visiting the sick, tzedakah and asking forgiveness. There are recipes for the holidays, links to Jewish music, information on lifecycle events and rituals and more.

Tue, June 25 2019 22 Sivan 5779