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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.


Sunday School for Adults 2019

Two Sunday Mornings, February 24th and March 3rd

Time: 10 - 11am Followed by Brief Q&A

Welcome to this year's Sunday School for Adults 2019, adult learning designed especially for you. this year, Rabbi Emeritus James Perman will discuss The Shape of Judaism 2019. Together, we'll look at a number of questions. Now in its 26th year, these talks remain a fixture of Temple Shalom's rich offering of adult Jewish Studies. There are two parts to this presentation. One on February 24th, followed by the second a week later on March 3rd. Both talks begin at 10:00am. They are both without charge and open to the public. For more details check out page 14 of the February Voice.



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
Begins Monday, October 8 at 1:00pm

Wise Aging Year 1
Every other Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Beginning January 3, 2019

This class is now FULL.


Jewish Spirituality

New this year! Temple member and yoga teacher Missy Balsam, will lead this class that will be a mix of yoga, tikkun middot (spiritual and ethical character traits), and other mindfulness topics.

The first class is Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and will take place every other Thursday.

This class is now FULL


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.

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