Adult Learning

“Find for yourself a teacher and acquire for yourself a friend.” (Pirke Avot, the Ethics of the Fathers)

At Congregation Shalom, we value ongoing learning for all ages. To that end, we offer a robust program of adult learning classes. We are always adding to our offerings, so check back frequently!

Our vibrant and active program of Adult Learning responds to the diverse and changing interests of our members.  One thing remains constant:  a high standard of education that translates into interesting and engaging conversation and a deep understanding of our culture and our people.

By creating multiple portals of entry to Jewish learning we have created a congregation of learners. Offerings for all ages and schedules include fun topics and text-based study, “How To” classes and other Jewish learning for Jewish living.


Prayer: A 3-Part Series
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm
In-person at House of Prayer Lutheran Church
10226 Ironside Drive, 78230
Each session will stand on its own; together, they form a cohesive series.
There is no fee for these classes
February 26 – Movement in Prayer
When do we bend and bow, stand and sit, go on tiptoes, cover our eyes, and all those other strange movements we see at services? What do they mean, and why do we do them? 
March 26 – The Music of Prayer
How do you decide which music to use for each of the prayers or for each service? Why is the music for High Holy Days so different than for Shabbat? And what’s with all the new melodies? Can’t we just sing the ones we know already?


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