** Please also check our Weekly Mail and Monthly Bulletin for the latest on Adult Ed classes we are offering and for registration details.

We invite you to experience Judaism on a new level. You can take a
year-long course or a single class, come to a three-session series or attend a once-a-month discussion group. Classes, lectures, concerts, and tours are all opportunities to deepen your connection to Judaism. We offer classes at all levels of learning. You are welcome to participate in any course or event no matter your prior Jewish educational background. Our clergy, teachers, and guest speakers are dedicated to helping you develop and strengthen your relationship to Judaism.

Continuing Education Fall 2022**

  • Community Scholar Program

    Brotherhood Synagogue Adult Education is now a partner of the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (CSP).  Each month we’ll publish new class offerings.

    Click here to register for monthly CSP programs.

  • Exploring the Work of Sholom Aleichem with Maia Karo and Rivka Borek

    Mondays: November 14 & 21, December 5, 12 & 19 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    When Mark Twain heard of the writer called “the Jewish Mark Twain,” he replied “please tell him that I am the American Sholom Aleichem.”  Join theater professionals and Brotherhood teachers, Maia Karo and Rivka Borek, in exploring the works of Sholom Aleichem, with a special focus on his short stories and plays. In the time of their publication, most of Sholom Aleichem’s texts would have been read aloud in living rooms, during community gatherings, and on stage. We will listen to, and discuss this writer’s exceptional perspective on Jewish life at the time, and delve into the universal themes of family dynamics, societal inequalities, the diasporic experience, and the dreams and ambitions of the colorful characters he created.

  • Harmoni-AH! – The Brotherhood Synagogue Congregational Choir

    Harmoni-AH! – The Brotherhood Synagogue Congregational Choir

    with Cantor Isaac Yager and Meredeth Kelly

    Tuesdays, start date TBD, approx. November 1


    Jewish music offers a rich selection of choral music that can greatly enhance our spiritual experience. After strengthening our group sound through listening and vocal exercises, the choir will begin to tap into some of this music in a manner that is accessible for participants with advanced or no musical background. The choir will also have opportunities to perform this music for the community throughout the year, performance dates TBD. Our congregational choir is open to everyone at all levels of experience.  Please email Cantor Yager directly if you are interested in newly participating.

  • Serpents of Desire: Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden with Rabbi Daniel Alder

    Wednesdays: October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30 & December 7 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

    Paradoxically enough, a great problem that faces us when we study the Torah is that some of its stories are so familiar to us. No doubt you’ve come across the story of Adam and Eve many times.  We know that story, we assure ourselves. Indeed, we may know the story too well for our own good.  So, we will read the story carefully and come up with the big questions that the Torah wants us to ask about this story as well as some answers.


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  • Lunch & Learn with Cantor Isaac Yager

    Thursdays at 12 noon beginning October 27

    Join us for lunch on Thursdays as we discuss, learn, and engage in Jewish textual study, specifically the Parashat Hashavuah (weekly Torah reading). Following in the footsteps of the generations that preceded us, we will continue the long legacy of commenting on and intellectually dissecting Jewish texts from the Torah, the book of Prophets, and other holy texts. Questions will be encouraged and debate is inevitable. This will be an inclusive, non judgmental learning environment where everyone’s voice will have equal value. No prior text study required, all are welcome to attend and participate.

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