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AnchorTemple Emanu-El offers learning opportunities nearly every day of the week thanks in part to the generosity of the Koffler and Bornstein families.

Click on any of the offerings listed below for more information, or scroll down to see information on all of our offerings

[logo] Let's Talk Hebrew!
[logo] 929 Tanakh B'yahad (Hebrew Bible Together)Wednesday Morning Minyan followed by breakfast and learning with Rabbi Fel
[logo] Parashat HaShavuaMiller Intro to Judaism
[logo] Hug Ivri with Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer

Delve Deeper

Delve Deeper is an adult education initiative that brings dynamic teachers to present in-depth, university level Judaic courses to a diverse group of adult learners. Delve Deeper programs are presented in cooperation with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island; area synagogues including: Congregation Beth Sholom, Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Habonim, Temple Sinai, and Temple Torat Yisrael; and the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island. Financial support is provided by the Joseph and Jacqueline Teverow Memorial Fund at the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island. All are welcome to join!


Tikkun Olam in the Kingdom of God: Abraham Joshua Heschel as a Relevant ProphetFall 2024 - Tikkun Olam in the Kingdom of God:
Abraham Joshua Heschel as a Relevant Prophet

Day: Sundays - September 15 to November 24 
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor:  Dr. Dror Bondi, award-winning author, translator, and editor
Location: Zoom only
Cost: $250 (Scholarships available)

Registration: Register Now!

Abraham Joshua Heschel is one of the most important Jewish thinkers of the last 100 years. Join us this Fall as award-winning author, translator and editor Dr. Dror Bondi leads us in a study of Heschel’s writings, including how he applied the words of the Hebrew prophets to contemporary issues, insights into the Bible, prayer, Rabbinic thought, Hasidism, and the Holocaust.

For more information about the course and the instructors, visit

Let's Talk Hebrew! (UPDATED!)
Mondays (May 20; June 3, 10, 17)
Tuesdays (May 21; June 4, 11, 18, 25)
All classes 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: In-person
Cost: $100 per person (scholarship available) 
RegistrationRegister HERE
For more information regarding which level is right for you, contact Toby Liebowitz:

Join us for Hebrew Conversation and improve your speaking skills. This Spring 2 we will be offering 2 Hebrew Conversation Classes. 

  • Alef (Beginners), Bet (Advanced Beginners), and Gimmel (Intermediate) combined class: Monday evenings in person. Practicing conversational Hebrew
  • Hey: (Advanced) Tuesday evenings in person. Can speak Hebrew easily in all tenses, and can read articles and poetry and discuss a variety of current topics.

* In person classes will take place at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence.

929 Tanakh B'yahad (Hebrew Bible Together) 
Day: Tuesdays/Thursdays
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructor: Clergy and fellow 929ers
Location: Zoom only

Cost: $36 suggested donation to support educational scholarships. (Those not in a position to donate are more than welcome to attend.)
Registration: Register HERE

Have you ever wanted to read the Hebrew Bible in its entirety?  Now in its third cycle, join people all over the world reading just one chapter a day during the week (you get weekends off!).  Using classic and modern biblical commentaries, we will look at the book of Genesis with a fresh set of eyes.  This class will look at sources in Hebrew with English translation.  All are invited, whether you are participating in 929 or not.  Learn more about 929 at

Wednesday Morning Minyan, Breakfast, and Learning
Day: Wednesdays beginning September 7, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM
Instructor: Rabbi Michael Fel
Location: In-person and Zoom options

Following the 7:30 AM minyan on Wednesday mornings, Rabbi Fel will teach for 30 minutes, line by line, from the 16th century book of Jewish practice known as the Shulhan Arukh. Each breakfast will give us a chance to learn more about how our ancestors infused meaning into their everyday lives, share our own Jewish experiences, and work together to develop a spiritual practice that is meaningful and relevant for us today.

Hug Ivri
Day: Thursdays (ongoing)
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Instructor: Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer
Location: Zoom only
For more information, please email Rabbi Kaunfer:

Rabbi Kaunfer leads this group, conducted entirely in Hebrew. It will continue its study and discussion of midrashim on biblical stories from Bialik’s Sefer Aggadah often moving into a variety of fascinating topics. If you are an advanced Hebrew speaker, join us!

Parashat HaShavua
Day: Fridays (ongoing)
In-person: 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM, (class begins after minyan/zman kodesh)
Zoom: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Instructor: Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer
Location: Zoom only
For more information, please email Rabbi Kaunfer:

Join Rabbi Alan Kaunfer for a weekly study session to discuss highlights from the Torah portion of the week. This weekly discussion takes place on Friday mornings after Z’man Kodesh.

All are welcome!

CLICK HERE to join on Zoom

Re/Intro To Judaism 
Day/Time: Starts Oct 17 and meets weekly on Tuesdays through May. Be in touch with Rabbi Fel for a more detailed syllabus.
Registration: Register HERE!

Cost: Highly subsidized tuition is $350 for an individual, $550 for a couple. If you don’t have enough for tuition right now, don’t panic. Through the generosity of our supporters, we make sure that no one is ever turned away.

Do you want to know more about Jewish ideas, practices, and traditions?
Are you interested in learning more about Judaism?
Are you exploring conversion to Judaism?

Join Rabbi Fel, Cantor Mayer, as well as other teachers in the community, to learn more about the Jewish culture! This course is designed to be an introduction to Judaism so that converts or Jewish people who are unfamiliar will be able to learn more.

View the trailer!

Thu, July 25 2024 19 Tammuz 5784