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.
THE DEEP STRUCTURE OF THE BIBLE— Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15 AM
How did the Bible achieve its final form? How I can learn to hear each voice in its chorus of voices, and to apply its teachings to my life?
TORAH AT THE BEACH— first 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.
WHY JEWS DO WHAT WE DO – second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon. Add your voice to the conversation as Rabbi Panitz explains common Jewish practices. Coffee and drinks are provided; please bring a dairy for noshing. Sponsored by the Sisterhood.
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 – 1:00