Adult Education

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.

Rabbi's Tuesday Morning Bible Class

Tuesdays, 8:45 - 9:45 AM
Current Topic: English-ing the Bible. Topics for this class change frequently, dictated by Rabbi Panitz and the class participants.


second Monday evenings of the month, October through June, 7:30 – 9:00 PM on Zoom

This class is usually held in homes across Virginia Beach, but during the pandemic it is being Zoomed. Monthly topic listed in the Bulletin. Zoom Meeting ID: 629 490 590
Zoom Meeting Passcode: 832087

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.

by arranged appointments Sundays - Fridays by phone or Zoom during the pandemic
Contact Rabbi Panitz or the Temple Office for more information.

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