top of page
Education / Lifelong Learning

Adult Education

Temple Emanuel values education for all ages.  Diverse Adult Education programs engage different people.  We are confident you will find a way to broaden your mind.  Check out one of the ongoing programs listed below to see which might be the next step in your Jewish learning journey:


Shabbat Study

Every Saturday morning from 9:45-10:45 we gather together in the library around a table to study texts such as the weekly Torah portion, the weekly Haftarah portion (the corresponding reading to the Torah portion from one of the prophets), or other texts.


No previous knowledge or study is required.


Each session is its own unit so students come and go as schedules allow. Our tradition teaches that we learn a great deal from our teachers, more from our colleagues, but most from our students. This is truly the setting in which we learn from one another, challenge each other and the texts, and celebrate the pure joy of learning and relationships.


Supper & Study

Congregants come together around our diverse family dinner table and talk about issues of the day.  Supper & Study is a potluck dinner where the TE family comes for food, wine, and lively discussion about issues of interest.  These conversations are moderated by our clergy and are open to all members.

Sunday Morning Adult Learning

Each Sunday morning that religious school meets for TE's children, adults meet for their own learning!  Sessions are 10-11:30 in Room 1.  Topics vary each week and could include anything from music, to poetry, history, theology, and more.  Most sessions are stand-alone, so students can drop in to the sessions that interest them.  Topics will be published in TE's weekly e-blast.  For more details, contact Emily Cohen,


Temple Emanuel is thrilled to host the St. Louis's Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.  Melton is an international organization that sets the standard for high-quality, text-based, interactive Jewish study by offering world-class curriculum that informs and inspires students from all knowledge-levels and backgrounds. Melton offers adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, intellectually stimulating learning environment.  To learn more about Melton courses, click here. 

Adult Ed.
Shabbat Study
Supper & Study
bottom of page