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.



THURSDAYS, 7-8:30PM, APRIL 28, MAY 19, AND JUNE 2, 2022

In this series we will explore core Jewish wisdom and practices from across the ages as a resource for resilience and renewal in light of the challenging times we are all navigating. Whether we are flourishing or floundering- and often both, we can re-soul ourselves in shared learning and experience together. We will engage with relevant texts, creative exercises, small group sharing and spiritual practices applicable to each subject.

You can sign up for all three initial sessions at once or individual sessions- please click here to register at $18 a session for members and $25 per session for non-members and put the total amount in the appropriate box and the title of the course in the note line. Zoom and more detailed information will be sent in advance of sessions to those registered by Monday April 25th.

Session 1, April 28- Living our Values in Action- Individual, and Communal; Ancestral and Contemporary.

Session 2, May 19- Offerings of the Heart- Finances and Faith in Jewish Tradition and Everyday Choices. 

Session 3, June 2- Practical Kabbalah for Daily Living- Exploring key ideas of Jewish Mysticism to help us live with more meaning and balance.

Questions? E-mail Rabbi Shawn Zevit





Sunday, May 15th, 2:00pm.

Led by Mishkan members Wendy Galson and Susan Windle.

This is an in-person only event, in the Heschel-King room, 3rd floor- enter through the lower parking lot main doors only. Please see main page of the website for current Covid protocols.

Preregistration advised. $40 fee.

Using the art form of collage to find the beauty in the ongoing challenges of our lives and times. Our theme is "Finding Beauty Wherever You Are; Making Beauty Wherever You Go". This session falls during the month of Iyar, in the midst of the Omer, our journey from liberation to revelation, on the day of Chesed sh'b Tiferet, Love within Beauty.

please click here to register and put the $40 cost in the appropriate box and the title of the course in the note line. Zoom and more detailed information will be sent in advance of sessions.   Note: This is the first session since the fall of 2019, when SoulCollage® with a Jewish Spin was offered by Wendy and Susan who took over from Susan Richards, having stepped down after bringing Soul Collage to us and gifted her SoulCollage® materials to Mishkan Shalom.


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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