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Adult Education

The Suzette Felsberg Cohen Outreach 
& Adult Education Initiative

To register for classes, please contact Evy Eckber at or call TKE at 770-973-3533 
 ***Some courses will require books and other materials at additional cost– information will be provided by the teachers. 


Classes offered for fall of 2017

Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Steven Lebow

Weekly, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m., and Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m.; ongoing.

Explore the Torah with Rabbi Lebow:  These classes are full of spiritual learning, comraderie, humor, and depth – a very different Torah study experience. (Drop-in, no registration necessary) 

Beginning Hebrew I                                                               registration required

Weekly classes Sundays at 10:00 a.m., ongoing

Follow the siddur in Hebrew with Lynnor Holder:  In this class you will learn the basics of reading Hebrew with Lynnor’s support and patience.  You will be able to begin to follow along in Hebrew at services.  This class prepares you for Hebrew II, where your independent reading will increase.  Who knows: reading from the Torah may be next! 

Instructor: Lynnor Holder, B.A. in Education, M.Ed in Administration and Supervision; New York University

Milestone 13                                                                         registration required

 Monthly classes begin Sunday, September 11, 10:30 a.m.– noon

Getting ready for your child’s bar/bat mitzvah with Debbie Antonoff:  This course is designed for ALL parents, providing relevant learning and support for your family during the 1-3 years prior to your child’s bar or bat mitzvah. This is your opportunity to prepare yourself.  Interfaith couples and Jews by choice are encouraged to enroll; learn how to make this event meaningful and inclusive for everyone.

Instructor:  Debbie Antonoff, M.A. Jewish Ed. and Communal Service, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. 

Building Blocks-The Alef-Bet of Creating a Jewish Home           registration required

Fridays, approx. twice a month, beginning August 11, 10:30 a.m.- noon

Program for parents of all religious backgrounds who are raising Jewish children.  This course explores how to create Jewish memories for your children - particularly if you did not have a Jewish childhood yourself - through a step-by-step approach to raising Jewish children and creating a vibrant Jewish home.

Learn about Jewish holidays, customs and values. Create Jewish memories and family times. Meet other parents who share the same concerns and experiences.

Instructor: Debbie Antonoff

Introduction to Judaism/Pathway to Conversion                       registration required

Classes begin Sunday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m.; ongoing                              No Cost

This course will explore the central idea of covenant as it is expressed and manifested through Judaism. Reading the Torah we will discuss the covenant between the Divine and the Hebrews that was first established with the patriarchs and matriarchs and later greatly expanded at Mt. Sinai. Later we will look at how this covenant impacted the Israelites through their many tribulations in the Land of Israel.

Instructor: Rabbi Richard Baroff, congregational rabbi at several Atlanta area synagogues

Non-Dual Judaism:   G-d is everything and everywhere – not out there”

 October 15, 4:00-7:00 p.m.                                    Cost $10 – minimum 10 participants

The workshop will explore the difference between dualistic Judaism – where G-d is out there somewhere controlling everything, patriarchal and omnipotent, while humankind is down here – from non-dual Judaism – which sees G-d as the creative force in everything, everywhere and constant, manifesting Divine Light in each of us. Non-dual Judaism does NOT use religious observance to avoid suffering; rather, It encourages us to look at our suffering and pain as the fertile ground from which spiritual awakening springs. Through practices like Jewish contemplative prayer, chanting and meditation, we can learn to be present in the moment. 

Instructor: Mitch Cohen, M.A. Judaic Studies, Siegal College; Rabbinic Ordination, Metifta Adat Wolkowisk   Rabbinical Academy

Sacred Scandals

October 10, 17, 24 & November 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m.        *Cost: $54 – minimum 10 participants

Bad Behavior in Biblical Texts:  You think the Bible and other historical stories are all about good people and good choices? Did you know that it’s filled with scandal, perhaps even evil urges? Eve disobeys orders. Cain kills his brother. Jacob tricks his father and cheats his brother. And the scandals don’t end there. The TaNaKh is filled with sexual misconduct, lies and other bad behavior. We will try to figure out what these stories tell us and what we are supposed to learn from them.

Instructor: Robyn Faintich, M.A. Jewish studies, Siegel College of Judaic Studies; completed coursework for Ed.D. in Jewish Education and Leadership, Northeastern University and Hebrew College

Judaism and Political Activism  

October 10,17,24 & November 7, 7:15-8:45 p.m.       *Cost: $54 – minimum 10 participants

What is it about being Jewish that compels us to be engaged in the American political arena? Participants will explore both modern and historical Jewish values and texts which shape the narrative for our commitment to politics, political debate and advocacy.  As a class community we will choose a few of the following topics to explore in depth through a Jewish lens: gun control, gay marriage, animal rights/experimentation, abortion, legalization of marijuana, genetic manipulation (manipulating for blue-eyed boy and/or to eliminate disease), death penalty, immigration reform and refugee crisis, vaccinations, assisted suicide/euthanasia, ethics of war.

Instructor: Robyn Faintich

*Cost: $90 for both

Grand to be a Grandparent – Introduction and Planning

Sunday, September 17, 10-11:30 a.m.                                   Cost - $3

Joni will introduce you to her “Connecting Generations” program, developed with the intent of building relationships through sharing family stories, history, and humor and exploring opportunities to create an understanding of how different generations impart their legacies.  Together we’ll plan fun and interactive activities with each other and our families to help strengthen the connections between generations and enable us to celebrate and appreciate the transitions in our lives. 

Instructor: Joni Janis, M.Ed. 


Mon, May 21 2018 7 Sivan 5778