Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning 

At Mishkan Shalom, we learn for life.

That means classes, workshops and experiences to stretch your mind, use your body, inspire your creativity and deepen your engagement with Judaism.

It means that no matter your age or expertise, you can try something new, make friends, share experiences and join a community of learners.

To learn more, or suggest a course you'd like to take, or teach, please contact Rivka Jarosh.


-Standing Apart, Reading Together with Anndee Hochman

Mondays, June 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12  5:30-7 p,m. on Zoom. Series continuing by popular request in July/August


    Stories are one way to find solace in isolating and tumultuous times. In this five-session class led by writer/teacher/storyteller Anndee Hochman, we'll hear aloud and discuss contemporary short stories by writers including Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Linda Hogan, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Judith Ortiz Cofer. We'll look for those stories' tangles, surprises and "aha" moments; we'll bring our questions and our life experiences; we'll seek connections between the text on the page and what we know of the world. Open to adults and teens 16 and up. 

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Live and Learn series, Rabbi Shawn Zevit enters conversations with a number of Mishkan members. It enables us to learn Jewish perspectives on a variety of topics, and know the personal journeys of members of our community. The conversations explore their work in the world as it relates to our core Statement of Principles, with a particular focus on themes of racial and climate justice. 


Spiritual Direction: Currently Weekly on Zoom 
Led by Dr. Meredith Barber
No fee

Jewish Spiritual Direction is a process of exploring our connection with what we experience as sacred. Please come promptly at 9:00 a.m. so we may begin together. 

Meredith Barber is a trained Spiritual Director; she has been a leader of Mishkan Shalom's monthly Spiritual Direction Circle for many years. This work combines a number of her passions, including group work, spiritual exploration and creativity. A psychologist for over 20 years, she leads groups and teaches graduate-level classes in psychotherapy. Meredith completed the Lev Shomea program in Jewish Spiritual Direction.

Click here to learn more about Jewish Spiritual Direction 


Torah Study

Shabbat (Saturday) mornings, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: weekly on Zoom, No Fee

Every Shabbat morning, year-round, we gather to read, discuss, question and explore the week’s Torah portion in sessions led by Mishkan rabbis, members and friends of the community. Together, we become both teachers and students. Adults and teens, members and visitors are all welcome. If you’d like to lead a session or have questions about Torah study, Eugene Fleischman Sotirescu, Torah Study Coordinator, welcomes your inquiries.

Click here to learn more about our weekly Torah Study.



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