Adult Education

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

Lunch & Learn
With Rabbi Gardner
Mondays starting September 9 – 12:00 PM
Free. Registration not required.

Reform Responsa
With Rabbi Gardner
Mondays – 4:00 PM
Free. Registration not required.

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah

With Rabbi Gardner

Every other Tuesday from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM or 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Starting October 29th

and the first Sunday of every month

Free. Registration required  contact


Liturgical Hebrew Class
With Cantor Sharett-Singer
Tuesdays – 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
For Hebrew readers of any level. Tuition: $125 for 6 classes
To register, email the Cantor at

The Art of Torah Cantillation

10 Sessions on Wednesdays from 8:00pm to 9:15pm.

March 4, 11, 18; April 1, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27.

The Class is free and open to members


All classes take place in the Riverdale Temple Conference Room.
Visit for more information on classes.


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.