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Adult Education at Temple Adat Elohim

Adult Education

At TAE we have an impressive array of both short and long term classes for adults in our community. We encourage you to find at least one class that will facilitate your personal growth this new year.
Living The Balanced Life
Classes held March 17th & 31st, April 14th & 28th, May 12th & 26th, and June 9th

Join Michelle Princenthal and Miriam Goodman for Living The Balanced Life! In a community of women we will fill our hearts and enrich our souls as we draw from a diverse inspirational well, exploring ways to navigate and enhance our life experiences. Through discussion of contemporary issues, artistic expression, mindfulness practices, text study and Mussar we will foster awareness and strive for a greater sense of fulfillment and wholeness in our lives.

This unique Adult Education course is offered every other Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:00 am at Temple Adat Elohim beginning March 17th. This program is designed by women for women.

Join us and bring your friends!! (TAE membership not required) RSVP to Temple office at: 805.497.7101


Soul Journeys - Seasons of Mussar
Classes Open Now

Mussar provides a powerful system for personal and spiritual growth. Rooted in ancient tradition, mussar speaks ever more clearly to our modern world. Hundreds of our congregants have felt the impact of mussar through one-time learning opportunities and ongoing study and practice.



Adult B'nei Mitzvah Program
This class is currently in progress. Add your name to our waiting list!

The Adult B’Nei Mitzvah is a modern ritual for those who did not become Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of thirteen. If you would like to participate in this unique group study experience, enroll in the 18 month program that includes Beginner’s Hebrew and Judaica.


Introduction to Judaism
This class is currently in progress. Add your name to our waiting list!

Learn the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in 16-20 weeks. This course is perfect for interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and Jews looking for an adult level introduction.


Talmud Study
Saturday Mornings at TAE from 8:00-8:45am

Talmud study continues on Shabbat mornings at 8:00 am, led by Rabbi Lisa Bock and Dr. Ken Elman. We are studying, taking our time and engaging in some interesting digressions. Materials are supplied, knowledge of Hebrew is not required, and all are welcome. Please feel free to stay for Torah study at 8:45 am, led by Interim Senior Rabbi Barry Diamond and Rabbi Dubowe!

Torah Study
Saturday Mornings at TAE from 8:45-9:30am

Join us for our ongoing Torah Study, led by our Rabbis in room 5. Enjoy exploring the Torah text, sparkling discussions and commentary by fellow Torah Study students. Enlighten and expand your understanding of our Jewish roots.

Rosh Chodesh
Various Dates Throughout the Year

Our Rosh Chodesh program gives women (13 and older) the opportunity to welcome the new moon and the new month; learn the background behind some of the most famous women in Jewish history through stories, songs, and articles; make new friends; and discuss topics relevant to women – all in the comfort and warmth of a home. Refreshments served. Bring yourself -- maybe a friend, mother or daughter-- and an open mind. Contact Shoshana Fischer or Charlene Wecker for locations and more information. Sponsored by TAE Sisterhood.

Tuesday Social
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month from 2:00—4:00pm in Social Hall

Please join us for conversation, entertainment, celebration; for meeting old friends and making new ones. For more information, please contact Bob Grossmann at (805) 497-7101. Sponsored by The TAE Seniors.

Sunday Bagel Brunches
Sundays (once –a– month) 9:30—11:30 AM Social Hall

Everyone is invited to join us for an educational and relaxing morning once-a-month. Bagels, coffee, juice, lox and all the “sides” necessary to have a great brunch. Watch our monthly announcements for specific dates and speakers. No fee. To attend or help, contact Bob Salfi, for more information. This is a Brotherhood sponsored community event.

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