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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:

View the 5784/2023-2024 Temple Shalom Adult Education Catalogue

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.

Rabbi Harold Kushner Book Review Series

with Rabbi Frank Muller

Sundays - April 21 and May 5 at 10:30am

Rabbi Muller will commence a year-long series on the books of Rabbi Harold
Kushner. In recognition of Rabbi Kushner‘s literary achievements, and to make the wisdom in his books accessible to all, a monthly series on Sunday mornings from
October to May will be offered at Temple Shalom, each session devoted to
studying one of Rabbi Kushner‘s books in depth.

Ongoing Programs

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 to let her know your interest.

Jewish Yoga                   

Mondays 10:30am* Via Zoom
6 sessions  - Next session begins Monday, May 6 at 10:30am*

*New time beginning May 13

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 $72 cost. Space is limited.
Register here.

Israel Book Discussion Group

The group meets every 4th Tuesday 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!

Every other Thursday
January 18  - April 25 at 1:00pm

$72 / 8 sessions

Register here

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.

Foodie Films

Foodie Films presents a movie related to Jewish food followed by either a hands-on cooking class/experience or meal. Watch for the next Foodie Films program.

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…? 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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