5780 Adult Education Classes

Summer Adult Education offerings

Please check out the list of classes being offered by the Congregation Agudas Achim Adult Education Program for summer 2020. Registration required. Please view the list of classes below. Questions? Email cameron.nudleman@caa-austin.org.

All classes held on Zoom until permitted otherwise.

To enter the Zoom meeting, please click the button underneath the class listing. 

Unlocking the Siddur  – Thursdays, 12:00-1:15, June 11 – July 30

Instructor: Davida Charney

This 8-session course is a more advanced version of the “Decoding Siddur” class offered this past spring. In this course, students will have opportunity to delve deeper into exploring the Jewish prayer service.  The class is open to everyone; however, it’s designed for those who are familiar with the prayer service yet are curious to learn more. The answers may surprise you and deepen your personal engagement with the service. Registration required.

Registration required by clicking here. Donation-based class. 



Modern Hebrew, Advanced Bet – Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, June 10-July 29

Instructor: Sharon DeKoning Kessel

Students in this class will continue their intermediate study of Modern Hebrew. Class will expand Hebrew literacy and conversation skills in a fun, dynamic way. Contemporary media and Israeli culture will also be incorporated into the learning experience. Cost is $72 plus books.

Registration required by clicking here. Text must be purchased separately. Text can be purchased by clicking here.



Bet Midrash at CAA – Sundays, 10:00-11:30am, June 7-July 26

Instructor:  Harvey Raben

Learners are welcome to join a wide-ranging exploration of Talmud as we pick the highlights of Daf Yomi pattern of Talmud learning. Currently in Masechet Shabbat, we choose a daf of interest as we wrestle with the Rabbis thinking and make connections and applications to our own lives.  An openness to explore Jewish texts is the only requirement.

Registration required by clicking here. Donation-based class. 



Mindful Movement – Thursdays, 4:30-5:50pm, June 11 – July 30

Instructor:  Bobbie Nehman

Prepare for Shabbat and Shalom with a self-revelatory body-mind awareness that lowers stress and increases energy.  We will explore the following questions:  How can I move in a way that feels easier?   What can allow me to experience the flow of life in a more positive way?  What movement cues evoke body- positive feelings?  How can we learn to recall and re-experience these until they register on our brain and become familiar and desirable?

Join Bobbie Nehman in a creative and personalized exploration of gentle body movement that engages the mind and prepares one to enter the Shabbat Oasis of Peace.

Registration required by clicking here. Donation-based class. 


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