Adult Learning

Adult Learning


Exciting and Informative Israel@70 Learning Opportunities
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February 9- 11: Fishman Institute Visiting Scholar, Rabbi Jonathan Slater
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Har Zion Temple has a wide range of opportunities for Adult Education.

Our Fishman Institute for Adult Jewish Learning presents lectures throughout the year and supports programs with visiting Scholars. Our own staff and knowledgeable congregants offer a variety of classes. We also participate in several ongoing Lunch and Learn opportunities throughout the city.

About the Fishman Institute

Established by the Fishman family in honor of Samuel Fishman, The Fishman Institute For Adult Jewish Learning is dedicated to providing adult members of the congregation with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to assume a meaningful role in the religious life of the synagogue and to incorporate Jewish values and teachings into their daily lives. The Fishman Institute for Adult Jewish Learning presents a meaningful array of programs, diverse in both format and content, which focus on making Judaism relevant to contemporary life.

The Fishman Institute Sponsored Programs:

  • Special Lectures by Guest Scholars
  • Programs Dealing with Topics of Interest
  • Well-known Speakers Discussing the Most Critical Issues Facing the Modern Jewish Community
  • Classes taught by Har Zion Clergy: some of these classes focus on synagogue skills: phonic reading of Hebrew, siddur skills and hazzanut.
  • Conversational Hebrew Classes

Rabbinical Assembly Monthly Lunch and Learn

All are welcome. For more information, please call Rabbi Gary Charlestein, 610-239-6003.

Tuesdays, 12-1 PM, Elkins Park at the Library of Adath Jeshurun Congregation.

Tuesdays, 12-1:30 PM, Center City at the offices of BDO USA, 1801 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia. Please note new location.

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 PM, Plymouth Meeting at the offices of Premier Dental, 1710 Romano Drive. Rabbi Gary Charlestein teaches at this location.


Sunday @ 9 AM
Monday and Thursday @ 6:50 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday @ 7 AM
Evening minyanim @ 6 PM

For Rosh Hodesh and holiday times, please check our calendar.

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