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Adult Education is an important part of Temple life and we support lifelong learning for all ages and stages. Connect with others in our One Family while taking a class, participating in a discussion group, coming to hear a speaker, or screening a film. Adult 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 proud to offer these inspiring classes for learners of all knowledge levels and backgrounds.

2023 Classes

Foundations of Jewish Family Living: A Year of Values: Exploring Values through the Jewish Holidays (part 1)

Tuesdays - January 3 – March 7

Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah

            Thursdays – January 5 – March 9

Saturday Morning Torah Study at 8:30am

Explore the weekly Torah portion virtually with the guidance of our clergy. Text sheets will be shared via Zoom. Learners of all levels are welcome. Torah study is being held virtually only until further notice. Please contact Rabbi Boxman at aboxman@naplestemple.org to let her know your interest.

Jewish Yoga                   

Mondays from 10:30am to 11:30am. Via Zoom
9 sessions

Yoga instructor and Temple Shalom member, Missy Balsam, guides you through an all-levels, gentle yoga stretch session interwoven with Jewish spiritual teachings. This class is designed to relieve stress and calm the mind. There is a $54 cost. Space is limited.
Register here.

Israel Book Discussion Group
 

The group meets every 4th Monday of each month. Please contact Michael Rubner for more information and the Zoom links.

Jewish Spirituality


Temple Shalom member and yoga teacher, Missy Balsam leads this class focusing on tikkun middot (spiritual and ethical traits), meditation and other mindfulness practices. 

 

Wise Aging
 

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

 

Hebrew for Adults
 

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? Use the link below to let us know if you are interested in joining a daytime Hebrew class for adults. 

 

Intro to Judaism

Are you interested in exploring Judaism? Do you know someone who is? Our Intro to Judaism class is perfect for those who never had a Jewish education, individuals who want to explore their Jewish roots, individuals raising Jewish children, or those who or want to explore Judaism on an adult-level.  

Classes are led by Rabbi Adam Miller and Cantor Donna Azu. Call 239-455-3030 email if you are interested.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

It is never too late to take your turn on the bimah. Whether you never completed the process years ago or are starting from scratch, this is a meaningful learning opportunity which will culminate in a special Shabbat service and ceremony.

Call 239-455-3030 or email if you are interested in joining a B'nai Mitzvah class.

Decade of Distinction Scholar Series
 

Five world-class scholars in a series of virtual learning opportunities. Generously underwritten by the Shirley & Henry Kraus Scholar-in-Residence Fund.

The Rabbi James and Jane Perman Library at Temple Shalomseating area with chairs and sofa in the library

Temple Shalom houses 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.  239-455-3030

 

Did you know…?

Reformjudaism.org 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.

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