Lifelong education

Jewish education opens doors to Jewish life, inspires tikkun olam and cements Jewish identity, so Congregation Agudas Achim supports education for all congregants – regardless of age.  Congregation Agudas Achim connects teachers and learners around topics that arouse the curiosity and passion of both. We hope that by offering inspiring, convenient classes, every congregant will take part in some Jewish study every year.

Jewish education is lifelong.  Parents who set an example of continued Jewish education inspire their children to embrace religious school. Parents who increase their observance of Jewish tradition are role models to their children. Parents who pick a Shabbat observance (Kol Zimrah, Family Minyan, Sanctuary Service, etc.) to attend regularly ensure the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience is holistic and not a one-time “event.” Successful Jewish education requires parents, a school and the curiosity of a child who wants to expand her/his Jewish identity – partnerships that can last a lifetime.

Explore our offerings:

CAA Religious School (CAARS)  – Our award-winning youth education program educates from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.  Learn about the Jewish values we focus on and the milestones we celebrate. We teach more than 275 students, employing 20 teachers with university degrees and 11 with advanced degrees.

Adult Education – A variety of offerings are available for the adult learner. Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings are good times for learning and we’ve instituted a creative   to deepen their appreciation of our wisdom literature and we provide opportunities to meet busy schedules.

Online Learning - Can't wait for the class?  Learn services, Torah readings and Torah Trope
 


‘From Moses to Moses there was none like Moses’

Rabbi Blumofe will be offering a 3 week class on some of the works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, the Rambam. The class will explore ideas in the ‘Guide for the Perplexed’, Mishne Torah and other of his works.  Join us on Tuesday evenings in the CAA History Room October 15th, 22nd and 29th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Cost for this class is $18.
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Beginning Hebrew language classes begin October 8th.  This is continuing Hebrew class for new Hebrew learners which meets at 4:50PM on Tuesdays in Room 147. All are welcome! This class focuses on reading and understanding of Hebrew texts.

To register for either of these classes contact Leslie Rosenthal at 512-735-8420.
 


Living Judaism: A Guide to Jewish Awareness and Practice

Join Rabbi Blumofe for this dynamic class which will
introduce or refresh many areas of Judaism and Jewish life including history, holidays, lifecycle events, philosophy, theology and Israel. This class is for Jews and non-Jews. Class is held 3-4 times per month beginning Wed, October 9 and will continue through May. Class begins with minyan at 6 pm in the Chapel.

Tuition is $150 plus books. Please contact Jane Weiss at jane.weiss@caa-austin.org, or 512-735-8404 for more information and to register.

 

 

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