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Adult Education Programs

The Adult Education Committee of Temple Emanu-El presents a myriad of programs for adults on Wednesdays, as well as Monday & Thursday afternoons. Check the monthly calendar on this web site for dates and times or call the Temple Office for detailed information (416-449-3880).

In addition, ongoing learning opportunities include:

  • Shabbat Learning - Discuss, debate and dispute - everyone and all perspectives welcome!  No prior Torah study required. Shabbat mornings, 9:00 am October - June.
  • Introduction to Hebrew - Alef Bet and Shalom Rav:  Join one of our many fun and effective introductory Hebrew classes, designed for adult learners with or without any prior Hebrew studies.  These small classes focus on siddur (prayer book) Hebrew and serve to increase Shabbat service familiarity. Scheduled on an on-going basis.
  • Torah Chanting and Service Honours - Learn how to chant Torah or to be comfortable accepting any honour in our service (such as a Torah aliyah or chanting the Haftarah blessings) in small classes.

2020 Programs

We're excited about our Fall line up!
All Fall 2020 book reviews will be held on Zoom. Registration is required.

Please register for each review separately.
Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 pm
The Zoom room will open at 12:15 pm; please plan to log in early with any "tech" questions you might have.
*Zoom link will be emailed to participants upon successful registration.

Temple Members: No charge; Non-Members: $10

Thursday Books and Biscotti reviews are open to non-members at a cost of $10.
Please let your friends know they are welcome!

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - *Note that this review will be held on a Tuesday.
    Embers by Sandor Marai 
    Virtually reviewed by Cathy Tile
  • November 19, 2020
    Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 
    Virtually reviewed by Tina Urman
    CLICK HERE to register for November 19.
  • December 17, 2020
    Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin 
    Virtually reviewed by Janna Nadler
    CLICK HERE to register for December 17.
  • January 14, 2021
    Apeirogon by Colum McCann 
    Virtually reviewed by Cathy Tile
    CLICK HERE to register for January 14.

If you have any questions, please contact Carli at or leave a message at 416-449-3880 ext. 215; your call will be returned within one business day.




If you would like to be added to our lecture series mailing list, please
email Carli Portman.


Sunday Night at the Movies 

All in-person programming at Temple Emanu-El has been cancelled for Fall 2020.

Movies begin at 7:00
Free admission | Free popcorn
All are welcome

Cancelled: April 5    The Nazi Games: Berlin 1936, 2016 (60 minutes) 

Using never-before seen archival footage and new research, this documentary reveals how the Olympics, as we know them now, were shaped by the collaboration of interests between Hitler and ambitious Olympic planners, including collusion with authoritarian regimes, corruption and planning the fate of a Jewish high jump athlete. After initial distrust, the IOC and the Nazis found common ground and turned the 1936 Games into the biggest Olympic show the world had ever seen.  

Mark your calendars for the next Sunday Night at the Movies

CancelledMay 3    Film title to be announced


Fri, October 23 2020 5 Cheshvan 5781