Adult Education

We warmly welcome attendance by anyone interested in advancing their Jewish education, regardless of CAA membership. Program fees are waived for CAA’s Kol HaKavod and Sustaining Members. We offer weekly, monthly and quarterly classes.

CAA seeks to provide an inclusive, accessible, and affirming community for all our learners. If you need accommodations to participate in our programs, please inquire. Any questions?  Email our new Education Coordinator, Shari Frank at shari.frank@caa-austin.org.

Please click on the blue class heading (below) to register.

**Please note, all classes with an investment of $36 or more, will require a minimum of 4 participants registered.**

Zoom links provided with registration.

Winter-Mester Classes

*Please note this is the same class that is taught on Shabbat morning

Instructor:   Gail Tosto

Description: This class is a continuation of the Fall 2021 Hebrew Through Torah class and will continue starting January 12th at 1:00pm on Zoom.  The class repeats on Shabbat, January 15th at 1:00pm in the history room of CAA. 

 If you have some basic knowledge of Hebrew, join us as we continue our informal, organic approach to its grammar and vocabulary.  Using verses from the weekly Parshah and snippets of the siddur as study texts, we’ll explore how words that look and sound very different are related. Expect the instructor to interject fun and surprising facts about language in general and about Hebrew’s interconnections with Arabic, Yiddish, English, Spanish, and more. 

Time: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm, Repeats Saturdays, 1:00-2:00 pm

Class Dates:   Ongoing starting January 12 (Wednesday) and January 15 (Saturday)

Online

Investment: Donation Suggested

Instructor: Dr. Harvey Raben

Description: Join us as we learn from Simi Peters book:  Learning to read Midrash, what is Midrash and how do we understand it as we interpret Biblical Text?  We will explore 2 genres of Midrash, the parable and the Midrashic story.

We welcome you to join either of these classes, please contact Shari Frank at shari.frank@caa-austin.org for registration information.

Time: Thursdays 12-1pm

Dates: January 20th, more dates to come

Coming this Spring!

Check out a sampling of courses that will be offered this Spring. Check back often for more updates. Full Spring class listing available soon.

Instructor: Sharon De Koning Kessel

Description: Students will expand fluency through conversation. Each class will focus on a different topic and will be focused primarily on conversing in Hebrew around specific topics. Contemporary media, as well as Israeli poetry and literature, will be integrated.  Each class session will be followed by a custom newsletter summarizing the material covered, with links to resources, and suggested practice tasks.

Instructor:   Sharon DeKoning Kessel

Description: Class will expand Hebrew literacy and conversation skills in a fun, dynamic way. Contemporary media as well as Israeli culture and slang will also be incorporated into the learning experience. Each class session will be followed by a custom newsletter summarizing the material covered, with links to resources, and suggested practice tasks.

Instructor:   Bobbie Nehman

Description: Enhance your week with Shalom through meditative, body-mind awareness movement.  This approach lowers stress and increases energy.  We will explore the following questions:  How can I move in a way that feels easier and freer?   What can allow me to experience the flow of life in a more positive way?  We learn to recall and re-experience helpful ways to move in our daily life that foster greater peace.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring your curiosity.