Adult Jewish Learning | Shalom Austin



Shalom Austin Adult Jewish Learning (AJL) is a series of high-quality Jewish learning opportunities that provides experiences for individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs.


Learn from the local, female congregational rabbis to celebrate 50 years of women in the rabbinate!

All classes take place from 7-9 PM on the Dell Jewish Community Campus. Register for all four classes for $72 or individual classes for $18/class.

Registration is now open!

Rabbi Daniel Septimus

November 7 | Rabbi Kelly Levi

Food For Thought

Join us as we delve into the history, culture, rituals, and tastes of Jewish food. We will explore some of the traditions and delicacies from Judaism, and discover how food has shaped the Jewish people.

Registration Closed.
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Rabbi Dr. Eleanor Steinman (photo by David Finkel Photography)

November 14 | Rabbi Dr. Eleanor Steinman

Four People Who Changed the Jewish Future

Together we will learn about four people who, through their actions and choices, changed Judaism. We will consider texts from our tradition and profiles of people from more recent time, too.

Registration Closed.
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November 28 | Rabbi Gail Swedroe

Jewish Models of Leadership

What does Judaism teach us about how we should lead? How can our tradition inform how we build sacred community? Join us as we explore ancient texts for modern wisdom. No prior text experience required.

Registration Closed.
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Rabbi Rebecca Reice

December 5 | Rabbi Rebecca Reice

A Taste of Talmud on Giving and Recieving Rebuke

Come join for a meaningful evening of text study including texts from the Torah, Talmud, and a comparative text from the Christian tradition. We will bring our own ideas into conversation with the ancient rabbis and posit how these teachings apply in our contentious world today. Would these principles help lower the volume or raise the heat?

Check back soon for Spring Semester offerings!

More Adult Education

Learn about other adult Jewish education programs in Austin offered by our community partners, including Hebrew, Prayer & Spirituality, Text & Torah Study and much more.

Alachua Haskins

Alachua Haskins

Learning and Engagement Director