Ongoing Learning Opportunities
Kol Tzedek is a place for people to explore, question, and engage with Torah and Jewish tradition. We believe in Torat Hayyim, a living tradition, which is both relevant and revealing of deeper truths in the world. Throughout Jewish history, people have pored over sacred texts, sought to understand them, struggled with them, and offered their own interpretations and insights. And we are excited to keep this tradition alive. Join us!
All classes are held at Kol Tzedek are wheelchair accessible in our new community space, 707 S 50th St. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have accessibility needs.
Our course fees enable us to pay our teachers and purchase materials, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Email email@example.com or the course organizer if you would like to discuss different payments.
The Conversion Circle
with Rabbi Linda Holtzman
4th Thursday of every month, 5:45-6:45pm
This monthly gathering is a chance for individuals to explore the process of conversion in community. There is time both for personal reflection as well as discussion about major theological and lived experiences that are specific to those exploring Judaism. The group is open to people in the process of and/or considering conversion with Rabbi Ari Lev at Kol Tzedek.
Note: Registration for all upcoming classes will open in August. Sign up to our weekly newsletter to be notified.
Upcoming Adult Education Classes
Judaism for Everyone: An Introductory Class
Judaism for Everyone will return in Fall 2019. Stay tuned!
Interfaith Exploration of the Book of Jonah
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, September 3 - 24, 2019
Rev. Eric Goode and Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari will be co-teaching a class centered on a close study of the Book of Jonah. We will study the four chapters over the course of four weeks in September. This will be an opportunity to learn and build relationships between members of Kol Tzedek and the People's Baptist Church. Space will be limited as there will be an equal number of participants from each congregation.
The 50+ Havurah invites you to a monthly gathering on a topic of spiritual relevance. This year we will be alternating Friday and Sunday mornings. The first three events are a Walking Tour of Old Jewish Philly (9/22/19), Harvest Songs in the Sukkah (10/15/19) and Sacred Grandparenting (11/22/19). All are welcome!
Chaos and Order: The Megillah and The Haggadah
Taught by Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 7 - February 25, 2020
In this season when we journey from Purim to Passover, come study these sacred stories that are the spiritual foundations for our holiday cycle. Each is a portal into mythic and rabbinic imagination. In this eight-week class, we will spend four weeks studying the Book of Esther in preparation for Purim, and then four weeks studying the Haggadah in preparation for Passover.