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Jewish Education

Shalom!

Welcome to the first Jewish Federation of Delaware Hub for Jewish Education.  One of the lessons that we have learned from this past year's pandemic is that we have a thirst for community and a desire to learn. We're here to provide both. Wherever you are in your stage of life or on your Jewish journey, we are here to support you. Whether it is an already existing study group or a course being taught from Israel, you can learn about opportunities and decide to try something new and enriching for yourself or for your family.  Please give us feedback as we periodically present new possibilities for Jewish education in our community. For information, contact Rabbi Ellen Bernhardt JCRC Director Ellen@shalomdel.org


Below is a collection of Jewish educational opportunities and  resources.

  • Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth

    • Classes, including Parsha & Pizza and History Class: https://akse.org/adult-education/
    • Chug Ivri (Hebrew Speaking Club) – meets monthly, usually on a Wednesday at 3 p.m. For information and to be added to email distribution, contact Sylvia Wagman at srwag8@comcast.net

  • Chabad of Delaware

    • Courses taught on a variety of topics on a weekly and/or periodic basis. No Hebrew or Jewish background is necessary. For information, contact www.chabadde.com

  • Congregation Beth Emeth

    • Torah study, holiday baking, history of Aramaic in Jewish prayer, and much more.
    • Classes (virtually) taught by clergy and laypeople from local community, visiting scholars, and experts.
    • Seminars from Hebrew Union College, the Reform Jewish seminary training future clergy and Jewish professionals.
    • For Youth: Sunday and weekday Religious School programs.
    • For more information, contact: Eliana Hall: ehall@bethemethde.org

  • Congregation Beth Shalom, Wilmington, Delaware

    • Rabbi Jacob Kraft Educational Foundation – The Foundation funds educational programs, including speakers and scholars-in-residence: https://www.cbswilmde.org/rjkef
    • CBS Everyone’s Book Club: https://www.cbswilmde.org/cbs-book-club
    • Classes, including Hebrew School: https://www.cbswilmde.org/hebrew-school

  • Congregation Beth Sholom, Dover, Delaware

    • For information on classes and activities: www.cbsdover.net

  • The Daf Academy

    • Free online classes and ebooks https://www.thedafacademy.com

  • Delaware Libraries

    • Periodically have speakers or exhibitions on Jewish topics. For specific information visit: https://lib.de.us

  • Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

    • Courses in a variety of Jewish topics offered throughout the year: https://melton.huji.ac.il

  • Hadar-Educational institution seeking to create and sustain vibrant communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service

    • Virtual learning opportunities: https://www.hadar.org/learn/overview

  • Hadran Daf Yomi

    • Join the worldwide study of one page of Talmud each day. The entire Talmud cycle will be completed in 7 ½ years. If interested: https://hadran.org.il

  • Jewish Education Project

    Partner of the UJA-Federaion of NY. For more information, contact: info@jewishedproject.org

  • Jewish Federation of Delaware

    • Offers a variety of programs, Israel advocacy, and service for all ages in the community. For all things Jewish in Delaware and the Brandywine valley visit: www.shalomdel.org

  • Jewish Studies Department of the University of Delaware

    • Center for Global and Area Studies: https://www.cgas.udel.edu

  • My Jewish Learning

    • A great source of information about holidays, rituals, celebrations, recipes, Torah, history, and all things Jewish: https://www.myjewishlearning.com

  • Newark Community Havurah

    • An active and diverse Reconstructionist Havurah in Newark with a variety of activities and learning opportunities. For information, contact Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein rabbimicah@gmail.com

  • OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute

    • Fall, Spring, and Summer class offerings open to adults 50 and over; hundreds of courses, including many of Jewish interest: https://www.olli.udel.edu/online/courses/

  • Parashat Hashavua Class

    • Discussion class meets weekly, usually on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. For information and to be added to email distribution, contact David Margules at margulesd@ballardspahr.com

  • Rosh Hodesh Group

    • Meets monthly virtually, discusses the meaning of the upcoming Hebrew month and includes a discussion and/or an activity relating to that month. No Hebrew or Jewish background is necessary. For information and/or to join, contact Marla Cooper mcooper1024@gmail.com

  • Seaside Jewish Community

    • For information on classes and activities: www.wrde.com

  • Tablet Magazine

    • Virtual hub for Jewish life offering articles, podcasts, news on a variety of Jewish topics, and a Daf Yomi daily lesson: https://tabletmag.com

  • Temple Beth El

    • Classes, including Hebrew for Adults, Adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah and Conversion: https://www.tbede.org/education-adult-ed.html

  • Yesod-JFNA

    • Melton School of Adult Jewish learning - a curriculum developed for adult learning and Jewish leadership development: https://meltonschool.org

Please come back and visit us again for new or updated opportunities!