Adult Education

The following are adult education classes that are currently running under the leadership of Rabbi Dario Hunter. Some classes may require a text to be purchased in addition to the registration fee of $50/class. Unless otherwise noted, all will be held at Ohev Tzedek. All adult education classes are open to the entire Jewish community.

  • Mussar — The study of Mussar is a Jewish ethical, educational practice that studies personal character traits (middot), such as humility, patience, anger, and jealousy, and their relationship to living a meaningful life. Its goal is to align individual actions and intentions with Jewish values. Mussar class is reconvening under the leadership of Rabbi Dario and will continue to meet on Mondays at 1:30 pm.


  • Birkhot Hashachar Using Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman’s excellent volume in the My People’s Prayer Book series as a guide, we will explore these traditional morning prayers to discuss tefilla, Jewish prayer, as a whole, and how Jews have ever understood our ongoing, evolving relationship with G-d. This class will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm. (Registration fee of $25 includes book.)


Past Classes

  • The Amidah
  • Star Shlep: The Next Generation
  • Star Shlep
  • The Sh’ma and Its Blessings
  • News, Booze, Chews, and Shmooze
  • Kashrut: The Hows and Whys
  • An Introduction to Jewish Process Theology
  • Introductory Hebrew