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Join Central's classes to get inspired and connect with other curious learners while exploring Jewish texts, cultures, history, rituals, and more!

Central's vision is to work together to learn, worship, serve, and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today, both within our community and far beyond our walls. Our classes bring intriguing topics and engaging instructors together to help you connect more deeply to the Jewish experience and your own identity. Some classes require registration, while others are drop-in.

Please note that most of our offerings are currently virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. Please consult your class registration to determine your specific class's format.

Upcoming Classes

Looking for one-off programs and events? Check out our programs and events page here.

There are no events at this time, please check later.

Ongoing Classes

Ongoing classes will resume after the High Holy Days - no registration is required. For more information or to be added to the weekly reminder list for any of these classes, contact [email protected] and let us know which class(es) you are interested in.

Bible and Bagels

Led by Rabbi Sarah Berman
Wednesdays: 8:15–9:15 am, via Zoom, resumes November 2
Join us as we continue our journey through the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible); we are currently reading Isaiah.

Torah Study With Central Clergy

Led by Rabbi Mo Salth
Wednesdays: 12:00–1:15 pm, via Zoom, resumes November 2
Explore the weekly Torah portion from ancient and modern perspectives.

Samuel I and II

Led by Cantor Suzanne Skloot
Wednesdays: 1:30–2:30 pm, via Zoom, resumes November 2
Dive into the text of Samuel I and II. Together we will look at and compare the translations of the Jewish Publication Society and the more recent translation by UC Berkeley Professor Robert Alter, and learn why Alter believes that the character of David is the finest portrayal of a human life from antiquity.

Alper Talmud Study

Led by Dr. Rachel Rosenthal and others
Fridays: 8:15–9:15 am, via Zoom, resumes October 14
Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Talmud.

Our People

Sarah Berman

Rabbi, Director of Adult Education

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(212) 838-5122 x1009

Rachel Kaplan

Program Manager for Adult Education and Relational Programs

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(212) 838-5122 x4007