Adult Education

The Santa Monica Synagogue offers many opportunities through which our adult members build community and friendships.  Here are just some of our activities and events:

Study Groups for adults are one of the hallmarks of our congregation.  Rabbi Marx teaches nine different classes a week, in addition to parent discussions on Sunday mornings and various evening lectures during the year. Congregants can discuss various books of the Bible, learn about Jewish history and thought, examine modern ethical issues, explore the theology of the prayer book and learn Hebrew at different levels.

Rabbi Marx also teaches “The Bible as Literature”, a weekly class for Santa Monica Emeritus College, held at our synagogue.   The Rabbi is a gifted teacher, and congregants find their Jewish knowledge increased, while forming strong attachments to their fellow students.

Wilderness Experience provides a weekend of family camping under the stars, singing around the campfire, schmoozing under shady trees, and sipping cool drinks at the end of the day.

Book-Of-The-Every-Other-Month Club meets to discuss a recent work of literature.

Movie Mavens gathers to view and discuss Jewish and Israeli movies.

Chavurot:  Many members belong to smaller groups within the congregation. Chavurot get together for dinners, plays, movies, discussions, and other social activities.

Women’s Retreat:  We take a break from our hectic schedules for a weekend of schmoozing and study.