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At Temple Israel, we’re lifelong students. Come explore our classes, workshops, lectures and more. We offer a variety of ongoing programs, events, and workshops throughout the year for adult learners, including (but not limited to):

  • ASK: Adults Seeking Knowledge - CLICK HERE to register
  • Regular Torah Study
  • Beginning & Intermediate Hebrew Classes
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Rosh Chodesh
  • Adult Book Clubs: Mother-Daughter Book Clubs, and Dinner and a Movie, presented through Library programming
  • Clergy-Taught Classes

For all of our current adult education opportunities, classes, and workshops.

For more information, or to register for events, CLICK HERE to view the calendar.

Didn't find what you’re looking for? Reach out to us. We're always looking for new programming opportunities. For more information on any of our programs or to suggest new ideas, please contact our offices at 248-661-5725 or email us.


Temple Israel invites Jewish choices for all – Jewish or not, member or not, for both interfaith and Jewish families. We welcome, educate and offer support to all people who are new to Jewish living either through marriage, conversion, or any born Jew who would like to learn more about practicing Judaism. Temple Israel opens its doors to anyone seeking a place for themselves among the Jewish community.  

Introduction to Judaism

Learn about Jewish history, theology, liturgy, literature, culture and Israel!  This 14-week class is taught by Temple Israel clergy and includes a Shabbat dinner and Holocaust Museum tour.  Open to adults of all backgrounds.  Cost is $130 per individual, or $150 per couple.  For more information, contact Lisa Kaplan at 248.661.5725. 

New Beginnings

Immediately following the Intro to Judaism class, this 5-week discussion group supports and enriches the process of conversion for individuals and their partners (when applicable) who are considering Judaism. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences with each other, develop supportive relationships, and discover the significance of the Jewish community, Jewish people and Israel.

The group is self-directed depending on the expressed needs of the participants and is held in partnership with a sponsoring rabbi and facilitated by Temple Israel’s Outreach Fellow.

For information, please text or call Carol Lynn Cooper at 248-390-8212 or email her at .


This educational support/discussion group is geared toward those who have converted, are in the process of conversion, involved in interfaith relationships, or simply born Jews seeking to learn more about their religion, thus BRIDGING the gaps between their culture of origin and Judaism. The sessions will cover topics such as Jewish holiday celebrations, life cycle events, and creating new family traditions.

For reservations and location information, please text or call Carol Lynn Cooper at 248-390-8212 or email her at . Reservations are requested one week prior to the session.

Grandparents Circle

Are you a grandparent looking to nurture the Jewish identities of your interfaith grandchildren?

Temple Israel is pleased to present our Grandparents Circle: A FREE five-session course that inspires and teaches participants how to nurture the Jewish identities of their grandchildren while respecting the choices of their intermarried adult children. Participants learn techniques for listening to and talking with their adult children, incorporating Judaism into everyday conversations, and creating Jewish memories for their grandchildren.

SPACE IS LIMITED and priority will be given to Temple Israel members. For more information, For more information, contact us now or call 248-661-5700.

Sat, September 21 2019 21 Elul 5779