Adult Learning

Temple Sinai offers a wide variety of adult learning opportunities

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Sunday Morning Learning

The Sunday Morning Learning program is a new initiative aimed at providing meaningful learning opportunities to all adults in our community on Sunday mornings. The topics are varied, the presenters are all phenomenal, and the conversation will be lively.

Jan 29- Mind/Body Approaches to Mental Health, sponsored by the Nefesh Committee Mar 5- Parenting in the 21st Century, sponsored by Brotherhood and Nefesh
Feb 5 -Judaic Art: A Hands On Morning with Michelle Young Mar 19- Creating Energetic and Memorable Passover Seders with Rabbi Brad
Feb 12 - I Can’t Believe We Eat THAT: Tasting Jewish Foods with Rabbi Ruth Abush Mager Mar 26 - Understanding Anti-Semitism in Atlanta with ADL Interim Director Shelly Rose
Feb 26 - Scholar in Residence with Dr. Amy Jill Levine April 23 - Yom HaShoah with Bob Bahr and Gene Schoenfeld

 View the calendar for more details about Sunday Morning Learning and upcoming dates.

Adult Education Mini-Series

The Adult Education committee has planned these exciting mini-series for 2015-2016.  All classes are 7:30 - 8:45 pm at Temple Sinai.

January     11,18 Series with Rabbi Ron 
March        8, 22 Series with Marisa Kaiser
May          10,17,24 Series with Rabbi Sam

Adult Education Film Series

Join the Temple Sinai clergy for the following Sunday evening film series and discussions.  The film series will be held at 6:30 pm at Temple Sinai.

 January 8   Raise the Roof with Rabbi Ron

View the calendar for more details about each upcoming mini-series and film.


Devoting only one day of the year – e.g. Yom Kippur – to refining one’s spiritual character, is like going to the gym and exercising only one day a year.  Mussar is a regular practice, designed to help us fulfill our spiritual potential.  

In this salon we focus on cultivating our “soul traits” like humility, patience, gratitude, lovingkindness, compassion, order, moderation, responsibility, etc.  Typically we are either “too strong” or “too weak” in one or more soul traits. Mussar practice and Mussar work help us to move to a more moderate, middle position in the various soul traits.

What is the format of the salon?

We use readings, discussion, journaling, and practice, and for those who want to delve deeper, meditation and chanting. Our basic text for the class is Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis. 

Check out www.mussarinstitute for more information about Mussar, and to order Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis.  

What can I expect to get out of this experience?

You will develop a greater awareness of whether you are “too strong” or “too weak” in a particular soul trait, and how to move to a more moderate position. The lessons that you learn are designed to have direct, practical application to both your personal and professional life.

When will we be meeting?

Visit the calendar page for current meeting dates.


“Take Out Judaism” combines two age-old traditions in Judaism -- adult learning and Chinese food!

View the Take Out Judaism Menu here.

In the intimate, comfortable and entertaining setting of someone’s home, you and your friends can gather to schmooze, eat and learn with one of our amazing clergy and educators.  Choose one of the available courses offered on our Take Out Judaism menu, coordinate a date to host with the appropriate instructor, gather at least ten guests*, order some takeout, and enjoy a memorable and fun evening!

 *If you have available spaces, we will gladly help to fill them with more Temple Sinai members.

Adult Hebrew Classes

Learn the Hebrew alphabet. Read prayers in Hebrew. Become a more active participant in services. Keep up with your kids and grandkids.

No prior knowledge of Hebrew is necessary. For more information, please contact Sharon Fagin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melton for Temple Sinai

Offered by the Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning and Temple Sinai 

We are thrilled to announce the Spring 2017 Melton-Inspired Class - The American Jewish Experience, with Dr. Eric Goldstein. The session will be held Tuesdays, January 10-14, 2017 from 10 am - 11:30 am. The cost to participate is $60/person and is available to current Temple Sinai members only.

 Click here to learn more and to register.

Scholar in Residence: February 24-26, 2017

All in the Family - The Biblical Version - with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Friday, February 24th

6:30 pm

Shabbat Service
Dr. Levine's Sermon - "Sex, Politics and Religious: Queen Esther"

8:00 pm Shabbat Dinner
$20 per person; dinner catered by Under the Cork Tree
Click here to register 

Saturday, February 25th

9:00 am

Torah Study
"Compromising Positions: Judah and Tamar"
Click here to register 

2:00 pm

Women's Tea
"Sex in the Bible - A Revealing Torah: David and Bathsheba"
sponsored by Sisterhood
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7:30 pm Evening of Learning and Dessert Reception
"Understanding and Acceptance:
Appreciating the 'Other' through the Narrative of Sarah and Hagar"
$10 per person
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Sunday, February 26th

9:30 am

Bagel Brunch and Schmooze
sponsored by Brotherhood

10:00 am Sunday Morning Learning
"Sibling Rivalry: Jacob and Esau"
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