Adult Education

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Adult Education at Riverdale Temple Study
with Rabbi Gardner and Cantor Sharett-Singer

Lunch & Learn
With Rabbi Gardner
Every Wednesday starting September 26 – 12:00 PM
Free. Registration not required.

History and Meaning of Reform Judaism
With Rabbi Gardner
Select Tuesdays – 6:00 PM
October 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18
Free. Registration not required.

A Taste of Judaism
With Rabbi Gardner
Select Sundays – 12:00 PM
October 14, 21, 28
Free. Registration is required, email

Commenting on the Bible
With Rabbi Gardner
Select Tuesdays – 6:00 PM
January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26;
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
Free. Registration not required.

Liturgical Hebrew Class
With Cantor Sharett-Singer
Select Tuesdays – 7:30 PM
October 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18
For Hebrew readers of any level. Tuition: $125 for 6 classes
To register, email the Cantor at

Introduction to the New High Holy Day Machzor Mishkan Hanefesh
With Cantor Sharett-Singer
Select Wednesdays – 7:30 PM
January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 27; April 3
Free. To register, email the Cantor at

All classes take place in the Riverdale Temple Conference Room.
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Weekly Shabbat Study Sessions
These discussions of the parashah of the week are a lively analysis by those attending Saturday services of the Torah reading. The participants are finding important connections that help all find the Torah’s relevance to our contemporary lives.


haverimChavurah, which means “friends” in Hebrew, is a lay-led discussion group that meets once a month after the Saturday morning service.. We read that week’s parashah in its entirety and engage in an open discussion of its meaning, in its time, and today. Before our Torah study, at the kiddush we share a potluck pareve lunch. You are welcome to bring a dish to share with the group, but don’t be deterred if you cannot, or decide to drop in at the last minute. There is always enough food to go around.


The Yivo Jewish Culture Series programs focus on Yiddish literature, culture, history, language and Jewish heritage. They are presented several times across the course of the year on Sunday afternoons at 2PM and take place in Riverdale Temple’s sanctuary. Their speakers and subject matter experts draw a large audience for this popular event.

The faculty for the series draws on the extensive network of scholars affiliated with the YIVO Institute. The events are open to the broader community. View the Yivo Jewish Culture Series here.