Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning 2017-05-23T16:54:38+00:00

Our Doors Are Open…there are many ways to engage in learning here at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami.  Try one, try all…our doors are open.

Lifelong Learning

Educational Vision Statement for Suburban Temple – Kol Ami

We affirm that our goal is to develop forms of education that will support and challenge all learners to become educated Reform Jews who:

Engage with Torah as the Jewish people’s ongoing, creative and sacred search for meaning and purpose in life.

Develop a living and personal Judaism by integrating the moral and spiritual values of Judaism throughout the life cycle, during times of grief, discouragement and joy.

Develop a personal relationship with God that deepens their own spirituality through exploration of the full range of Jewish understandings of God.

Celebrate Shabbat, festivals and life cycle events as families and as members of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami.

Cherish and Study Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people.

Appreciate the values embedded in תפילה t’filah (prayer) and develop the skills to comfortably pray at Suburban Temple-Kol Ami.

Engage in תיקון עולם tikkun olam (repair of the world) by assuming moral responsibility for the Jewish people and the global community, and by transforming that responsibility into action.

Proudly Celebrate and positively express their Jewish identities as American Reform Jews and as committed members of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami.

Feel Personally and Historically Connected to the people, land and State of Israel as members of כלל ישראל k’lal Yisrael (the community of the Jewish people).

Respectfully Understand that all expressions of Judaism enrich Jewish peoplehood.

Religious School

On May 7, 2016, religious school at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami finished another stellar year!  In addition, we said good-bye to our traditional educational model.

Our new educational program, Our Tent, is beginning on Sunday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m.  Information about this new and innovative multi-generational educational program was distributed in our April bulletin.  You will also be able to find more information on the website in early June.

We look forward to learning with you!

Adult Education

Lifelong learning…is a goal of our adult education program at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami.  Throughout the year, adult education classes are offered by Rabbi Allison Vann and Rabbi Shana Nyer.  Some classes feature other instructors such as Ms. Linda Wolfe, our long time B’not Mitzvah tutor.

Continue to visit our website for updated offerings.