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

                           Ongoing Adult Education Series

Join us for our FREE online classes as we prepare for the High Holy Days!  

Whether you have never experienced High Holy Days or would like a refresher on what to expect, these courses will help prepare you to get the most out of High Holy Days. 

Intro to Rosh HaShanah -  Tuesday, September 13,  7:00 pm
Intro to Yom Kippur -  Wednesday, September 28,  7:00 pm

Both of these free online classes will be facilitated by Temple Emanuel's long-time member Shelley Stern. 

Join one or both classes!

Click here to register for the Zoom link. 

                                   A Taste Of Judaism

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.”

New Session will begin in Spring 2023!

Check back for our Spring Dates! 

                                 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 open for Fall 2022! 

Click here for more information. 

Click here to register for the Fall 2022 course. 


                                             Torah Bites

A unique "lunch and learn" opportunity to discuss different topics important and relevant to living a Jewish life.  Our Torah Bites series will be held over ZOOM, from noon - 1 pm for an interactive online experience.  RSVP by clicking the links below, then just grab your lunch and join us! 

Please check back for our upcoming topics! 


                  Adult B'nai Mitzvah / Confirmation Program

Did you make New Year's resolutions about learning more about Judaism this year? Consider our new Adult B'nai Mitzvah/Adult Confirmation program!

Curious to learn more? 

Watch our ZOOM session  or click here for the Course Information Sheet

                                  Author Discussion Series

Temple Emanuel of Tempe, in partnership with Port Jewish Center/Jewish Book Council, is excited to provide our congregants and guests free access to the Author Discussion Series.  

In each virtual meeting, a different Jewish author will be featured.   Registration is required for each session. 

Please check back for our upcoming sessions! 

                                    Adult Hebrew Classes


Temple Emanuel of Tempe is proud to offer Hebrew Classes specifically for our adult students.  

These courses are designed to assist those wanting to learn Hebrew or those wanting to improve or brush up on their Hebrew. 

Each course will be held online over 10 sessions starting the first week of June!

Registration for these classes has closed.  Check back for future opportunities! 

Hebrew 101
During this course, we will focus on learning to decode Hebrew.  We will meet and learn how to read the letters, perfect your pronunciation, and expand your vocabulary.

Prerequisite: None

Registration for this class has closed.  Check back for future opportunities! 

Hebrew 102
In our advanced course, we will continue focusing on improving your Hebrew skills and expanding your vocabulary.  

Prerequisite: Must have recently completed our Beginning Hebrew course (Hebrew 101) or have approval from the instructor. 

Registration for this class has closed.  Check back for future opportunities! 

                               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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