The Study of Torah is Fundamental to all the Commandments.
Temple Israel is dedicated to lifelong education. We provide a variety of adult education classes which are open to all unless noted.
JEWISH LEGAL GEMS— Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15 AM
This is the current topic. Topics for this class change frequently, dictated by Rabbi Panitz and the class participants.
TORAH AT THE BEACH— second Monday evenings of the month, October through June, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
This class is held in homes across Virginia Beach. Feel free to volunteer your home, or simply to attend our classes. Monthly topic and host listed in the Bulletin.
During each Spring, Rabbi Panitz takes the classroom on the road and leads several discussion sessions at KBH, our partner congregation in Kempsville. Check the Bulletin for schedule.
Private Tutorials– by appointment
Rabbi Panitz is available to help you increase your synagogue fluency, to prepare to chant a haftarah or a Torah portion, to lead a worship service. Rabbi Panitz is also available to discuss a life issue in the light of Jewish teachings.
In addition to the rabbi’s classes, we also offer Hebrew instruction for adults:
ALEPH-BET LEVEL HEBREW, with Emily Panitz. Sundays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Contact Rabbi Panitz or the Temple Office for more information.