Congregation Kol Ami

Adult Education

We are committed to a life-time of Jewish learning. Classes are available for those wanting to know more about Judaism, to learn Hebrew as well as for those seeking advanced study.

Learn Hebrew at Kol Ami 
Have you ever wanted to understand the prayers we say in synagogue? Then come Sundays for a year-long Hebrew course taught by Paul Daniels. 

This course is offered free of charge.

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Date: Sundays, 10:00-11:00 am

Relationship Reality:
Jewish and Otherwise

Relationships are at the heart of our lives. Relationships are also essential to Judaism. Whether we are talking about Israel's relationship to God, one person's responsibility to another, or the intimate relationships of our lives, these connections shape our reality, test our limits, and challenge us to grow and develop over the course of our lives. Come explore the reality of relationships today with some of the most thoughtful minds in our community.

Speakers will include:
- Prof. Terry Kogan, University of Utah College of Law
- Les Kelen, Executive Director, Center for Documentary Expression and Art
- Prof. Don Strassberg, University of Utah Dept. of Psychology
- Prof. Jordan Gerton, University of Utah Dept. of Physics
- Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman on "Jewish Relationships"

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The first class will be held on Monday, October 7 at 7 pm.

Date: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Price: $100 per person, $150 per couple

Spotlight on Our Community
Pathways to Judaism 

Listen as Danny Burman moderates a panel of fellow congregants as they talk about what brought them to Judaism and how this passage has affected their lives. Panelists will include Nano Podolsky, Caroline Peck, Gary and Brooke Barkley, John Cuomo, Shoshana Jansen, and Bonnie Rokeach. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share the story of their own personal transitions and choices.

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Date: Sunday, October 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intro to Judaism
This class is open to anyone who is interested in learning a broad overview of basic beliefs, history, customs, and practices of Judaism.  It is a requirement for anyone interested in converting to Judaism, but it is also open to those who are already Jewish who want to understand more about their Jewish heritage, and for spouses of Jewish people who want a better understanding of what being Jewish is all about. 
Couples are strongly encouraged to register together.

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Class starts October 21.

Date: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm