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Temple Emanuel is proud to offer many new and ongoing learning opportunities to both our congregants and our community.  

Interested in learning Talmud or Midrash?  Maybe both? 

Please complete our brief interest survey below. 

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Thank you for taking the time to submit your interest.   Your name will be placed on a list to reach out to you if and when we finalize the above Adult Education classes.  


Morning Omer Study

Rabbi Olshein is participating in a nationwide collaborative effort to study 7 books from the Prophets and Writings during the 7 weeks of Counting the Omer ... and YOU are invited to participate!

She will be teaching the kickoff session on the Book of Proverbs with Rabbi-Cantor Raina Siroty from Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim in Alexandria, LA, on Wednesday, April 12th.

This series runs 7 Wednesdays from April 12th to May 24th, from 9:00-10:00am, leading up to TEOT's Erev Shavuot celebration, which will take place on Thursday night, 5/25, at 7:00pm.

FREE and open to all!

Choose one session or attend them all ... and make sure to click on to RSVP and get the Zoom link!

                                   A Taste Of Judaism

Registrations now open for Spring 2023 Sessions!

A free three-session exploration and modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. This is a beginning course, open to Jews and non-Jews who are interested in learning more about Judaism. ALL are welcome.
This course is designed for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and anyone curious about Judaism.
Rabbi Olshein has been teaching “A Taste of Judaism … Are You Curious?” for the questioning and unaffiliated for many years, always to rave reviews. Whether your friends are unaffiliated and feel they need to “brush up” on their Judaism, or they constantly ask you about your faith, or they are thinking about becoming Jewish, this is the “starter” class Rabbi Olshein recommends to “get your feet wet.”

Spring Classes are now open for registration! 

Thursday evenings March 16, March 23, and March 30 from 7 pm - 9 pm.

Click Here to Register

                                 Discovering Judaism


This is an engaging year-long course for anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. 

Discovering Judaism is ideal for non-Jews considering conversion to Judaism, non-Jews engaged or married to Jews wishing to learn more about Jewish culture, and Jews looking to amplify what they learned about Judaism as children. We’ll explore the Life Cycle (events and rituals), the Holidays, Jewish History, Jewish Prayer, Torah, Talmud and Sacred Texts, Israel, Ethics, and much more.

Registration is now closed for our Fall 2022 offering.   

Please check back for our Taste of Judaism Spring 2023 dates!

                               Racial Justice Study Group

The Temple Emanuel Racial Justice Study Group works to build an Anti-Racist community where Equity, Equality, and Opportunity is for everyone. 

Meeting are held virtually the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. 

For additional information please click here.


Temple Emanuel of Tempe is a vibrant Jewish community sustained by life-long relationships, excellent educational opportunities, and spirited fellowship. Since our founding in 1976, Temple Emanuel of Tempe has been a Reform congregation that honors tradition. Temple Emanuel of Tempe is the only full-service Reform Congregation in the southeast Phoenix valley. We are an oasis for all who embrace Jewish values to nourish their lives with wisdom, justice and loving kindness. Learn More

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