Temple Israel's Adult Jewish Learning Opportunities:

interfaithInterfaith Theology Course

Tuesdays 11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm, beginning Sept. 12

Westport/Weston clergy of all faiths are joining together to offer this brand-new course on interfaith theology. Each clergy member will teach a segment of the course, enabling us to learn a multitude of perspectives on creation, revelation, redemption, good & evil, covenant and many other topics. Together with our neighbors, we will listen and share with mutual respect and openness in order to achieve greater understanding of others and ourselves. No registration is necessary.


jewish holidaysAdult Learning Chavurah

 Thursdays at 9:30 am ~ 10:45 am
This class meets weekly from Sept. 14 until May 17

The Jewish holidays weave a rich tapestry that help us connect to our history and heritage. Through text, art, music and story, we will dive into the sacred seasons with an interest in both their origins as well as the resonance they can hold for us as modern Jews. This class will be co-taught by Rabbi Danny Moss and Director of Education Orly Mendelson. Some class sessions will focus specifically on Hebrew texts, though translation will always accompany; no prior experience is necessary. This course is open to all. Register here.



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The library is an inviting space to search for a book or just sit comfortably and read a magazine or study. The online catalog makes it easy to find a specific title or browse the stacks. 
Books may be borrowed by signing them out in the open loose-leaf binder and putting the card from the book into the plastic box; both the box and binder are on the bookcase to your immediate right when entering the library. The library is open whenever the building is open.

If you never had the chance to celebrate a Bat or Bar Mitzvah as a child, now is your chance!

For questions or more information about the next class, please contact Rabbi Friedman at mfriedman@tiwestport.org

The next book group will meet on Thursday, October 12 at 12:30 pm

 Please join us every month or any month to enjoy engaging discussions and rich fellowship. Copies of each book are on reserve at the Westport Public Library. Feel free to bring your lunch along with your insights and opinions. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served. Book group discussion leaders are Harriet Selverstone and Freda Easton. No RSVP necessary. 

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the Temple Office, 203 227-1293.

2017 Schedule



 October 12

Moonglow, by Michael Chabon  


Rescue of Danish Jews

November 9

The Rescue of the Danish Jews: Moral Courage Under Stress,  by Leo Goldberger



the extra 

December 14

The Extra, by A.B. Yehoshua 




January 11

All The Rivers, by Dorit Rabinyan




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09.26.2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interfaith Theology Course
09.26.2017 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
09.28.2017 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Adult Learning Chavurah
09.28.2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Reading the Bible in Hebrew
09.29.2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kol Nidrei
09.30.2017 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Yom Kippur Family Service