Adult Education

Westchester Reform Temple offers a variety of educational options for adult learners at all levels. Through year-long Hebrew classes, adult B’nei Mitzvah, weekly Torah study, special lectures and presentations, book groups, film screenings, cooking courses, and more, our programming is a way to discover the power of Jewish learning, deepen your Jewish identity, and investigate milestone moments. Classes can be chosen on an individual basis or as part of a multi-year, personalized curriculum. 

Rosh Chodesh 5783
Led by Cantor Amanda Kleinman and Cantor Danielle Rodnizki
Tuesdays, October 17, November 14, December 12 at 11:30 am

Join our cantors and a diverse group of women for a monthly, midday infusion of study and sharing as we mark each new month on the Hebrew calendar. We will come together as a community to celebrate happy occasions, and to hold space for one another in times of challenge or healing.

Adult Learning: Talmud Shiur (Class)
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Blake
Thursdays, August 17, 24, 31, September 7, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7 and 14 at 10:15 am (Zoom)

Did you know that, since the pandemic began, a growing group of WRT congregants and guests have been studying Talmud online with Rabbi Blake?  We’d love for you to join and discover the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual puzzles, mysteries, and treasures of learning Talmud in a congregational setting. On Thursdays from 10:15am – 11:45am, Rabbi Blake and learners convene over Zoom (Click HERE to register for zoom link) to explore our ancient texts together.  

All are welcome; no prior experience with Jewish learning is required; texts are presented in English (with Rabbi Blake often referencing the Hebrew and Aramaic text for clarity).  

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more, drop Rabbi Blake a line at

Meditation Lab
Led by Rabbi Blake, Rabbi Baken and Norm Goldstein
Fridays, October 13, 27, November 3, 10 and 17, December 1, 8, 15, and 22 (CJL Living Room)

Are you curious about meditation? Are you wondering how meditation connects to Judaism? Believe it or not, meditation has been utilized by Jews for centuries, benefiting our ancestors (and us!) in mind, body, and spirit. Meditation can enhance calm, clarity, and creativity. You can try it yourself! 

Come join Rabbi Blake, Rabbi Baken, and congregant (and mindfulness meditation practitioner and guide) Norm Goldstein on Friday mornings to explore meditation and the ways in which Jewish life can inform this practice. Beginners (and more experienced meditators) are warmly welcome!

Advanced Hebrew Bible Class: A Study Of Tanach
Led by Jane Roberts
Wednesdays, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Students must have knowledge of Torah, Hebrew roots and basic Hebrew vocabulary, and a familiarity with the Siddur. For more information about sign-up and fees, please contact Jane Roberts at

Additional Classes, Special Lectures, Events, and Trips    
Each season, new and special classes, lectures, and events are led by our clergy and guest teachers on a variety of topics. Please check our quarterly bulletin (via the button at the bottom of our homepage) to see the exciting programs offered this season!