At Am Shalom, we believe that learning is a life-long endeavor, and we strive to offer opportunities for learners of all ages, abilities, and interests.
A person should always learn that part of the Torah which is his heart's desire...
A person should always learn Torah in a place that his heart desires. (Talmud, Avoda Zarah 19a)
We seek to learn that which moves our hearts. Judaism is filled with teachings and traditions, all of which help to inspire and enrich our lives.
Find for yourself a teacher and acquire for yourself a friend. (Pirke Avot, the Ethics of the Fathers)
Learning opens doors to community, and invites you to be a part of a shared community of others who seek the same understanding, wisdom, and inspiration.
Educate the child according to the child's own way, so that even in his old age, he will not turn away from it. (King Solomon, Proverbs 22:6)
Learning is for those of all ages. Our learning programs are for children and adults of all ages and abilities, so that we may all find our own paths to greater understanding of Judaism's great truths.
Those who do not add to their learning diminish it. (Talmud)
There are so many on-going programs and learning opportunities at Am Shalom. We hope that you'll find your own place in our education programs!
We look forward to helping you on your own learning journey.
Don't hesitate to contact Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, our Director of Congregational Learning, for guidance along the way.