The New Shul

Adult Learning


Classes and Lectures

We are pleased to announce that The New Shul will offer screenings and discussions of the Hebrew College Centennial lectures, which are taking place throughout the coming year. There will be eight lectures in all, by leading Jewish spiritual and academic leaders, on the challenges facing the Jewish world today.

Video recordings of each lecture will be screened at The New Shul, to be followed by discussions led by Rabbis Wasserman and Kanter.

Each screening will begin at 7 pm. Here is the schedule of lecturers:

Monday Nov. 15:  Rabbi Arthur Green, founder of the Hebrew College Rabbinical School.
Wednesday Dec. 8: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, founder of Dayenu (a Jewish organization dedicated to addressing the climate crisis)
Tuesday Dec. 21: Rabbi David Ellenson, former dean the Rabbinic School at  Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion
Thursday Jan. 27: Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi at the Central Synagogue in New York City
Thursday Feb. 22: Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President of Hebrew College
Monday Mar. 28: Rabbi Shai Held, co-founder of Yeshivat Hadar
Sunday April 24: Rabbi Benay Lappe, founder and director of Yeshivat Svara in Chicago
Monday May 23, Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University

For those who are not able to attend the screenings and discussions and would like to watch the lectures on their own, we will be happy to make them available.

For women’s classes led by Rabbi Kanter, please visit the Womens Jewish Learning Center website.

On-Site and Digital Libraries

You are welcome to borrow books from The New Shul’s library on-site. In addition New Shul members are invited to make use of the Jennifer Pavelich Memorial Digital Library, a web-based Jewish library with thousands of titles. You can access it at here. To create your account, you will need an access code, which we will be happy to provide you with.