Adult Jewish Learning

Classes and discussion groups with skilled educators on traditional texts, art, literature, history and current affairs.

Welcome to Judaism 3


With Rabbinical Student Lorin Troderman 
Mondays, February 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

Are you part of an interfaith family? Always wondered about your religion? Thinking about converting to Judaism? Just curious?   

Welcome to Judaism is for those who are new to Judaism as well as for those looking to renew their connection and deepen their knowledge. The seven week class will provide a broad overview of Jewish History, Culture, Life Cycle events, Ethics, Law (Halacha), Spirituality, Shabbat and the Holidays.

The class will meet for seven sessions from 7:00pm - 8:30pm (gathering from 6:30 - 7 for snacks and social time) every Monday night beginning February 27 and continuing through April 10th. The class will meet at the JCA with some of the sessions to be held at different Portland synagogues and venues; on March 6th we’ll take part in a Purim Party and Megillah reading! The course fee of $18 includes snacks, babysitting (with advance registration) and all course materials. 

Made possible with the support of the National Center to Encourage Judaism

Torah Study Genesis Into the Light Yoram Raanan

Torah Conversations

A weekly online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Zoom 

All participants should RSVP to our volunteer Diane Newman to join this year's email list, and receive the new Zoom link, weekly readings and schedule updates (even if you have participated in the past). New participants are welcome!

We continue our journey through the the Torah,  engaged in a careful reading of every word of the text. We focus on language and structure along with the stories and values the text imparts. 

Adult Ed Offerings from the Community

SOUNDING TRAUMA, MEDIATING MEMORY: Holocaust Economy and the Politics of Sound – With Prof. Kathryn Huether

Mar 29, 2023 7:00PM

Bowdoin College - Main Lounge - Moulton Union, Brunswick

This Year We Are Slaves, Next Year We Are Free: A Virtual Passover Workshop with Rabbi Andy Bachman

Mar 30, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

Online via Zoom

Spirits and Spirits

May 04, 2023 5:30PM—7:00PM

Maine Craft Distilling - 123 Washington Avenue, Portland

Spirits and Spirits

Jun 01, 2023 5:30PM—7:00PM

Maine Craft Distilling - 123 Washington Ave, Portland

Maine Conference For Jewish Life

Jun 09, 2023—Jun 11, 2023

Thomas College 180 West River Rd Waterville, ME 04901