One of the most familiar of all rabbinic maxims, which we sing at our Kabbalat Shabbat services and at Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies, comes from the Pirke Avot, The Ethics of the Fathers: “The world stands on three pillars: on Torah, on worship and on deeds of loving kindness.” These three foundations of Judaism our foundational texts, teachings and stories; our efforts as individuals and as a community to touch the divine through prayer and celebration; and our ethical actions through which we touch one another … these pillars have sustained and elevated our people and defined our purposes down through the centuries.
We impart the values and promote the activities that embody them through our many educational programs here at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. Our children learn about Judaism and its aspirations in religious school, at worship services, in social action activities and in our youth groups. These lessons receive their most potent reinforcement when children see adults display an understanding of, and a commitment to, Judaism’s traditions and values.
The Temple-Tifereth Israel has long recognized that the strength of a congregation rests, not only on its religious school and its worship experiences, but also on the quality, vibrancy and reach of its adult learning programs. We continue to commit ourselves to offering stimulating, varied, and substantive educational opportunities in order to create a dynamic culture of Jewish learning at The Temple and to attract as broad a range of participation as possible.
Feel free to watch the past year’s archived Torah Study sessions through the viewing portal below!
Coming Soon! Do you have an Apple Device? We will soon be archiving old live streamed Torah Study sessions into a podcast format for your listening pleasure.
For older archived lectures and Torah Study sessions please check the following links generously curated and maintained by Jordan Tobin:
2008-2014 Lectures: http://tttilectures.blogspot.com/
2008-2016 Torah Study: http://templetorah09.blogspot.com/