Adult Learning Opportunities at Temple Sinai

Steve Weintraub, our Director of Youth and Adult Education would like to hear from you! What kind of Adult Learning would you like to see us offer?   Call him with ideas at 922-9322 or via email at Call the office weekly to be sure there are no last minute scheduling changes. Stuff Happens!


To view or download our current adult education brochure, click here now.


Rabbi's Groups

Brown Bag

Rabbi Emertius Geoff Huntting will continue the long standing tradition of hosting a brown bag lunch on Wednesdays.

12:15 to 1:15 in the Social Hall.  Beginning November 2, 2017  
Open to all who are interested (and often passionate) about local, national and world events, Rabbi Huntting's  Brown Bag group is a forum for exploring the Jewish and ethical issues behind the news. Come prepared to vigorously debate current events and enter into discussions that are timely and stimulating. Everyone is welcome.

Introduction to the Bible with Rabbi Churgel, RJE

Wednesdays, 9:15 to 10:15 AM in Social Hall A.  Beginning October 25

An in-depth study, word by word of the Torah.  Drop in anytime!  No charge and open to the community.  Bring your own Tanakh to each session. 


What's in a Name

Sundays, 10:15 - 11:00 AM

Dates to be determined

3 session course delving into all aspects of Hebrew names.  If you don't have one, you will be able to choose your own and be called to the Bimah to be officially given that name.


Guest Rabbi Series

Monthly on the 1st Sunday of each month beginning in 2018.

Our congregation is fortunate to have "somewhat-retired" Rabbis as our members.  They are willing share their knowledge and interests with us.

January 7 - Rabbi Howard Simon, Israel and the Middle East of Today.

February 4 - to be announced

March 4 - Rabbi Peter Kasdan, Jewish Genetic Diseases

April 8 - Rabbi Howard Herman, topic to be determined.

Open to the community, $9 per session or $27 for all 4 sessions.  Includes bagels and coffee.


The Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik with Rabbi Ari Shapiro

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 PM, Classroom 2, beginning November 1 16 sessions.  $36 for congregants, $72 for guests. Direct questions to The class will use two books as a springboard for discussion.


Chazzan's Groups

The Sounds of our Sancturary

Wednesdays, 10:45 - 12 in the Chapel beginning October 18, 2017  

This class examines the evolution of synaogue music and provide a deeper personal understanding of what synagogue music as, is and will be in years to come.

Members, suggested donation of $18 to cover materials.  Guests, $36 for the series.


More to consider:

Grandparents Circle: For grandparents with grandchildren being
raised in interfaith homes

5 Tuesdays starting November 7 in the Chapel

Facilitated by Sue Huntting, MAJE/MAJCS

Learn about and discuss with other grandparents ways to nurture the Jewish identities of your interfaith grandchildren. 

Registration required and limited. $18 for congregants, guests $25. For more information contact Etta - or 941-349-6382  

Click here now to register for this event.


Hebrew for Adults

Sundays 10 - 11 AM beginning October 22

Fall term - Intro to reading Hebrew

Winter - Understanding common words of the prayer book

Spring - Conversational Hebrew

$36 per congegant per season. $72 guests.


Mens' Club Lunch Series

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the Chapel

Open to all.  Bring your kosher-style lunch. No cost to attend, no RSVP needed.

December 14, Howard Hammerman talks about writing a novel.

January 11, Richard Goldman talks photography


Registration for classes is through the Religious School office.  941-922-9322

Checks payable to Temple Sinai.


Sinai Singers

Love singing? Interested in joining with others to enhance some of our services and programs?  Able to make a weekly rehearsal?  Contact Chazzan Abramson at for an audition appointment.


Torah Chanters

At the High Holy Days, Festival Services and Shabbat throughout the year, our lay people often take the lead in  chanting Torah and Haftarah.  If you are able to chant or are interested in studying the ancient art of Torah cantillation, please contact Chazzan Cliff Abramson at



Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah:


We are always interested in starting adults on this path of learning.  Contact Chazzan Abramson.


Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew

For those interested in learning to read prayer book Hebrew and what the prayers mean, two levels are offered throughout the year.  Check with the Main Office to see when the next class starts.
Private Hebrew reading tutoring is also available.  


Rosh Chodesh Women's Study Group

Rosh Chodesh, occurring monthly, as a celebration of the "New Moon" is a holiday specifically for women and celebrated by women.  Our gatherings take place on the Friday closest to the actual Rosh Chodesh date:  we meet from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Room 2 of the school wing,  An optional lunch, offsite follows.  Our creative gatherings are facilitated by one or two group members and include innovative programming in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. There is no charge.  All women are invited to participate.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Ronni Freed at


 Rosh Chodesh Schedule 2017/2018


December 15

January 12 (2018) in Social Hall A

February 16

March 16 in the Family Room

April 13

May 18

June 15  (summer location is brunch at the Serving Spoon at 11:30 AM)

July 13  (same)

August 10  (same)




Also check our Upcoming Events for more offerings!