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Adult Education

"Talmud Torah k'neged kulam - Study of Torah is equal to a life of mitzvot." (Talmud, Shabbat 127a)

Kol Ami is a true community of learners. As a congregation, we are dedicated to providing ongoing opportunities for Jewish learning for all, regardless of previous knowledge.

Highlights include:

  • Our weekly Torah Study (see below)
  • The Rabbi’s monthly “Sushi & Study” classes, where we eat lunch together while delving deeply into texts in an accessible yet meaningful way.
  • Our annual Scholar in Residence Weekend, which brings top scholars from all over the continent to teach our congregation;
  • An ongoing Friday night lecture series: Held the first Friday of nearly every month. Past topics have ranged from the March of the Living to the principles of Hinduism to Reform Judaism in Israel;
  • The “Open Doors, Open Minds” lecture, in which we invite leaders of other religious groups to teach us about their traditions and beliefs.
  • Our Book Club gets together for interesting discussions and delicious refreshments.
  • Adult B'nai Mitzvah is an extraordinary community of learners who commit to the process of exploring Judaism, learning Hebrew, and becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah together as adults.
  • And much, much more!!

Contact the office or consult the synagogue calendar for upcoming Adult Education opportunities.

Weekly Torah Study

Every Shabbat morning (except July and August), the Kol Ami community gathers for a vibrant Torah study session at 9:00. Led by Rabbi Streiffer, participants of all generations are invited to join in spirited discussion and debate as we delve into the weekly Torah portion and its commentaries, finding new meaning in ancient texts. This is one of the best attended weekly Torah study classes in the GTA, and there’s even breakfast!

No Hebrew or previous knowledge is necessary. Visitors are always welcome, and there is no need to call first.

Tue, January 21 2020 24 Tevet 5780