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Stulman Center for Adult Learning

Barukh Habah:  Welcome to the Stulman Center for Adult Learning

At Chizuk Amuno lifelong learning is one of the hallmarks of our educational programming. Text-based, and intellectually driven learners gather in our classrooms on a daily basis as our talented teachers open their eyes to the gifts of our Jewish tradition. On-site or over zoom, ancient texts or modern interpretations, Bible or Talmud, there’s something for every learner. Contact Judy Simkin, at to register for a class.

Learning is a way of enhancing our Jewish identity and connection to our tradition. Learning enriches our lives and promotes our spiritual growth.


Join us for our 2023 Speaker Series - Learn more here!

Join us for our 2023 Virtual Cooking Series - Learn more here!

Winter/Spring 2023 Classes

Register and Pay for Classes here!


Dr. Moshe Shualy
9:30 a.m. (On Zoom)
Email Judy Simkin, for the zoom link.


Living the Texts of Our lives: a Jewish, Catholic Conversation
Rabbi Ilyse S. Kramer and Rosann M. Catalano, PhD
10-11:30 a.m. (On Zoom)

Cost for Members - $90/section
Cost for Non-Members - $115/section

How do our sacred stories and prayers speak to us . . . really speak to us as we seek to live intentional and meaningful lives? Do they comfort, provoke, or guide us in the everydayness of our living? Are they worthy and trustworthy companions on the journey? All are welcome to join.

SECTION 3: Trauma and Memory: Jewish and Catholic Reflections
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Modern Hebrew Literature Class
Dr. Moshe Shualy
12 p.m. (On Zoom)
Email Judy Simkin, for the zoom link.

Beit Midrash
7 p.m. (On Zoom)
January 17- March 28

Email Judy Simkin, for the zoom link.

The theme for Beit Midrash 2023 will be “My Favorite Jewish Text: Why It’s Important to Me and Why it Should be Important to You.” Teachers will select biblical, rabbinic, or modern Jewish texts to share, and through these texts will illuminate what they think are the most foundational Jewish ideas. 

March 28 - Rabbi Debi Wechsler - Jewish Attitudes on Time  Avodah Zara 3b


Exploring the Bible: Beginning in Genesis
Dr. Barry Gittlen
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (On Site)
Cost: $105 (Members)/$140 (Non-Members)

In this brief course, we revisit narratives of the beginning - Creation, Flood, Abraham, Lot’s Daughters, Water-Well Tales, Jacob & Tamar. We will inquire about the nature of ancient Israelite thought and theology and the meaning of these narratives within their time and place.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 and 19 
Cost: $105 for members, $140 for non members
Patriarchs: Sons and Lovers Part Two

Grateful Aging
Judy Meltzer
12-1 p.m. (On Site)
Through June 28

Let’s join together to share experiences, challenges, insights, and questions about what it means to grow older in today’s world. Reading materials, including texts in Hebrew/English will be distributed in class. Our group will be made up of thoughtful, open-minded, inquisitive Seniors (your definition) who would like to meet, learn, and get to know and understand ourselves and others.


The Thursday Double Feature:
Rabbi Debi Wechsler at 10 a.m. 
Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg at 11 a.m.

Through March 30
(On-Site and Livestream)

Email Judy Simkin, to register.

Pirkei Avot (Joint Class with Beth El)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
(On Site and Livestream)

April 20, 27 at Chizuk Amuno
May 4, 11 & 18 at Beth El

Pirkei Avot is one of the best-known and most repeated Jewish texts. This favorite tractate of the Mishna is composed of universal, ethical teachings of the Rabbis and is traditionally studied between Pesah and Shavuot.

Email Judy Simkin, to register.

Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783