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Adult education Programs

At Congregation Shearith Israel, we offer a multitude of adult learning opportunities.  From Talmud study, holiday workshops, cooking classes -- even genealogy! We believe in the utmost importance of continuing to educate ourselves. Let us help YOU find something that inspires you to learn! At our core, we are a community of lifelong learners committed to offering ongoing opportunities for study -- no matter what your background, skill, or area of interest.

Current Adult Education programs include:

Synagogue Scholar & Author Series:

Each year, we offer our popular Synagogue Scholar & Author Series, congregant-led presentations on a range of topics of expertise. Some of our past presentations have included: 

  • Medical Innovation in Start-Up Nation: Lessons for Any Professional Community Hungering for New Ideas
  • Everything you always wanted to know about the violin: its history, construction, performance techniques, and why it's so freakin' hard to play it!
  • Must I be Complicit in Your Sin? A Human Rights Look at the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby and Masterpiece Cakeshop Decisions

2023 - 2024 Schedule & Presentations


melton course with rabbi melvin sirner: ethics of jewish living

Rabbi Melvin Sirner will present a 3-part class on Wednesday evenings at CSI during the 2021 - 2022 year. The courses begin August 25 and explore the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres. Participants may attend the first two sessions before making a commitment to enroll for the entire course. Learn more and register.


miller introduction to judaism program with rabbi ariel root wolpe

We are pleased to offer the Miller Introduction to Judaism course for the greater Atlanta Jewish community this fall and winter. Rabbi Ariel Root Wolpe and guest teachers from communities across Atlanta will facilitate the program at Shearith Israel on Monday nights starting October 4. The course is divided into three six-week sessions this fall and winter. Learn more and register.

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784