Never too Late for Learning!
“Turn it, and turn it, for everything is in it. Reflect on it and grow old and gray with it. Do not budge from it, for there is nothing better.” (Pirkei Avot 5:22)
The wise Rabbi Ben Bag Bag urged us to seek all that we need in our sacred Torah scrolls; that each time we turn the scroll we are exposed to new learning that will inspire, challenge and ultimately transform our lives indefinitely. Jewish learning was meant to be reflective, with purpose and with seriousness, and it was most assuredly not limited to the young. No, according to this text, as we grow old, grey even, The study of Torah, is to remain a fundamental cornerstone of our lives.
Here at Temple Israel, adult education is not confined to the four walls of a classroom. We invite you – encourage you – to see Jewish learning as a chance to nurture your soul, immerse yourself in the wonders of Jewish life, and stimulate your natural and intellectual curiosity about our tradition. Through formal, informal, intergenerational, and experiential opportunities offered in unique and diverse settings, we foster collaboration, social connectedness, and a warm and nurturing community in which to learn and grow.