Adult Education

Temple Anshe Sholom Academy for Adult Jewish Learning

Classes for 5779 ~ 2018-2019

When was the last time you participated in some serious Jewish study? There is a mature, sophisticated, spiritual world of Jewish learning just waiting for you. All it takes is a desire to enrich and enhance your Judaism and Jewish life. The Temple Anshe Sholom Academy for Adult Jewish Learning offers two, eight-week terms of Hebrew and Jewish studies classes throughout the academic year, each Monday evening. Everyone is welcome. Courses are FREE for members and by donation for non-members.

To register, or for more information, contact the Temple office at 905-528-0121 ext 21. 

SERIES ONE: October 15th to December 3rd on Monday evenings

7:00 – 8:00 PM

STORIES of the Heart ~ An examination of selected stories

with Anna Schafer

A course where stories are read, told and shared. This is a rich and heartwarming group which looks at a story each week and enjoys meaningful discussion.

Materials for this course are provided through the Temple Office, 905-528-0121

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Learn to Play UKULELE ~ Introduction to Tuning, Chords and Strumming

with Paula Baruch & Martin Weddum

A course to introduce Ukulele playing for grades 5 through seniors. This teaching team will have you strumming to familiar melodies in just 8 weeks! You must come with your own Ukulele and short fingernails on your fingering hand.

Materials for this course are provided through the Temple Office, 905-528-0121

8:00 – 9:30 PM


with Rabbi Jordan Cohen

For over 2000 years, prayer has been the main mode of Jewish worship. And yet, for many Jews, prayer remains a challenge and a mystery. In this course we will explore the Jewish approach to prayer, the differences between individual prayer and communal worship, the development and meaning of the prayers of the siddur, and how you can strengthen your own prayer life.

Materials for this course are provided through the Temple Office, 905-528-0121

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Jewish Information Course

Thursdays, 7:00-10:00 PM

Sponsored by the Beit Din of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto and taught by experienced teachers and rabbis from throughout our community, the Jewish Information Course is for adults considering conversion to Judaism or who just want to learn more about Judaism and Jewish tradition. This year-long program, presented in cooperation with Solel Congregation in Mississauga and Temple Shaarei Beth El in Oakville, familiarizes students with Hebrew, Jewish prayer, holidays, customs, core values, history, current issues, and more. New students can enter the course in September and January, only by registering through a sponsoring rabbi. For more information about JIC, please contact Rabbi Jordan Cohen at

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Breakfast Club

A series of 5 Sundays in the Fall and Spring

Breakfast available from 10:15 AM, Presentation begins at 11:00 AM

Running for over 60 years, the Anshe Sholom Sunday Breakfast Club is a long standing congregational tradition. For 10 Sunday mornings throughout the year the Breakfast Club presents interesting and engaging speakers on topics of Jewish and general interest. Come at 10:15 to enjoy a delicious breakfast for only $10.00 per Sunday or purchase a year’s subscription for just $80 and save! Stay to nurture your mind and soul as well. Presenters this year include…. 

Breakfast Club – Fall Series 2018

October 21st           TBA

October 28th           TBA

November 4th         TBA

November 11th       TBA

November 18th       TBA

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Lunch & Learn and SO MUCH MORE!

Aimed at those 55+ and open to anyone interested. These Mondays are filled with learning, sharing, thinking, joy & friendship. Our Lunch & Learn Mondays happen monthly, alternating at both Temple and Shalom Village.

Mondays, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Our  Lunch & Learn program schedule:

11:30am – 1:30pm    Lunch and either a presentation by a scheduled speaker or a Film and discussion

12:00pm – 1:30pm    Special Guest presents Talk/Film series

Book your calendar now for all of our upcoming 2018 Fall Lunch and Learn dates: 

Oct 15Nov 5,

Nov 26,  Dec 17 

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