Adult Education

Limmud - PSC Learning Opportunities

Revealing the Torah One Verse at a Time
Fridays at 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Instructor: Rabbi Corey Helfand

A study of the weekly Torah portion, going line by line, verse by verse through the entire Torah (5 Books of Moses). We'll explore the intricacies of the Torah by looking at the Hebrew language, themes, authorship, and more. This is a great way to learn our tradition in a deep and meaningful way. All texts available in Hebrew and English. Open to all. No prior experience required. Join us for a beautiful way of accessing our sacred tradition.  


The Power of Ritual
Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Rituals are a central part of living Jewishly. In this class with Rabbi Corey Helfand, we will delve deeper into understanding the power of ritual through the lens of history, halakhah (Jewish law) and ethics. Together, we'll better understand why do we do what we do.  How have our rituals changed from what's in the Torah throughout history? How and under what circumstances can we create new rituals? We will explore the rituals connected to the Jewish calendar including holidays, lifecycles (birth, marriage, death), etc. Finally, we'll wrestle with what happens when our Jewish legal rituals are in conflict with our ethical understandings of how we live as 21st century Jews (e.g. homosexuality, divorce, fertility, and end of life issues). Free and all are welcome. 


Modern Conversational Hebrew with Rina Shapira
Tuesday evenings, starting in December (date TBC)

Come get acquainted with Modern Hebrew as spoken Israel! No previous speaking or reading experience is required. We will working on speaking and listening in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The class will put emphasis on basic oral skills. Learn how to hold basic conversations, order at restaurants, meet new people, and get to know Israeli culture! Class is taught by local and experienced modern Hebrew teacher, Rina Shapira. Bruchim hab'im--welcome to Modern Hebrew!

Tuition: 10 classes at a cost of $100 per person. Contact Morah Rina if interested in joining: rinairene@aol.com


Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class

Who: Are you an adult over the age of 13? Are you someone who never had a bar/bat mitzvah and would like to?

What: Join Rabbi Corey Helfand in a transformative experience to have your adult bar/bat mitzvah

How? Please email rabbi@peninsulasinai.org with questions or to express interest. 


Peninsula Sinai Congregation is committed to providing a range of adult Jewish learning for the entire community. Classes and programs are open to all and take place at PSC. Our programs are free and subsidized by PSC. If you’d like to help plan adult educational programming at PSC, please contact Rabbi Corey Helfand at rabbi@peninsulasinai.org.