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Adult Education

Upcoming Programs

Sponsored by the Koffler Bornstein Families

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Two Amazing Weeks in Jewish Nigeria
Rabbi Wayne Franklin and Anne Franklin
Tuesday, January 15, 7:30-9:00pm


A Vision of Yemen
Professor Alan Verskin
Sunday, March 3, 11-12:30am

Prophets in the Tropics: Jewish Expression in Brazil
Professor Nelson Vieira
Monday, April 1, 7:30-9:00pm

Tuesday Evening Classes

All classes meet Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:00, with an optional dinner available from 6:30-7:00pm.

Courses cost $36 per session ($25 for students and seniors); Dinner costs an additional $40 per session

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Winter Session: January 29-February 19, 2019

  • For the Sake of Peace: Texts from the Talmud, Tractate Gittin with Rabbi Wayne Franklin
  • Text and Art: Megillat Esther with Marcia Kaunfer (note: meets January 29 & February 19 only)
  • Let’s Learn Yiddish! A Language Class for Beginners of All Ages with Music, Movies, and Stories."with Samuel Zerin (note: this course continues through the spring session)
  • Feeling At Home in Shabbat Morning Services with Rabbi Rachel Zerin


Spring Session: March 5-26, 2019

  • Modern Conservative Judaism with Rabbi Wayne Franklin
  • Girls in Trouble: Stories about Biblical Women through Text, Music, and Art with Rabbi Rachel Zerin
  • I Always Wanted to Learn to Read Hebrew with Toby Liebowitz
  • Let’s Learn Yiddish continues from the Winter Session

Delve Deeper: A Program of Intensive Jewish Study is an exciting new adult education initiative that brings dynamic teachers who are experts in their fields to teach in-depth, university-level courses to adult learners in Rhode Island. We strive to bring together a diverse group of learners for semester-long courses that will be interesting and accessible to beginner and advanced students alike. Through background readings, engaging lectures, and invigorating class discussions, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the course topic, strengthen and deepen their Jewish identity, and cultivate relationships with their community of fellow students.

Plans for a course for Spring 2019 are still in process. Check back soon for updates.


Delve Deeper is a project of temple Emanu-El's Koffler Bornstein Families Institute of Jewish Studies, in partnership with Congregation Agudas Achim, Congregation Beth Sholom, Temple Sinai, and the West Bay Chavurah. We are grateful for the generous support from the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island's Innovation Funding, without which this would not be possible.

Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779