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adult life and learning at cai

We now have had several years in our new building, enjoying and making good use of our Lipsey Family Adult Wing and learning spaces: The Toby Shapiro Library, Learning, and Conference Center, and Library in the Sidney Feinstein Beit Midrash; and the Frank Nathanson Adult Lounge. This year we offer an equally stimulating and wide range of adult courses and programs designed to appeal to anyone with a curious and open mind: from Jewish thinkers of the 20th Century to an exciting author series; from introductory Judaism and prayer to parenting support; from spiritual discovery to interfaith exploration; poetry, film groups, book clubs, and much more…

Our excellent Congregational staff, other recognized experts, or fellow congregants with specialized knowledge/experience teach all of the classes. Please note that the time frames for classes vary; some are ongoing, some are a full academic year, some are limited sessions, and some are just one semester – either fall or spring.

We need at least four people in order to provide a class. No CAI member will be denied participation in CAI classes due to financial concerns. Please speak to Rabbi Silverstein about financial aid opportunities.




Studying the leaders of the Bible gives us an opportunity to reflect on their strengths and struggles as well as our own. We'll begin by learning about Joshua in order to learn lessons about leadership that apply in our day and age. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery and through the wilderness, but it was his successor, Joshua, who carries the mission forward into the land of Israel. All are welcome and no background knowledge is necessary. This online course is specifically designed to be convenient for busy or working people - feel free to bring your lunch and log in from wherever!

Thursdays, Mar.28 Apr. 4, 12:15 - 1 pm

Register: Please email Allison Robinson at

This is an online course run through the Zoom platform

Click here for recording of the previous sessions

May 23,2019 /  18 Iyyar 5779