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Adult Education

We welcome all learners to join us for an exciting array of Adult Education programs this year! All courses are FREE to CNS members unless noted, and are open to non-members for $10/class. For more details on any programs, contact:

Mel Berwin

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Living Judaism

  • Jan 4-Feb 22 (no class on Feb 15): Hope & Healing: Jewish sources of comfort in times of crisis or transition.
    What can we turn to from Jewish tradition during death, divorce, or times of need? What are the unique prayers and traditions that help us face our fears? --Rabbi Eve Posen

Book Talk @ Neveh
A series of book discussions held throughout the year. Come to one or dive into them all - meet others and connect over good literature with facilitated, in-depth discussion during this 10:45am Sunday morning series

  • March 8: The Man in the Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
  • April 19: Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander (Jewish Theater Collaboration will present this as a Page to Stage production)
  • May 3: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
  • Summer 2015: Bee Season by Myla Goldberg


Machon Ivrit
Hebrew Institute: Year-long course in Modern Hebrew. Beginning, Intermediate, and Conversational level classes available. Whether you are new to Judaism or lifelong learners who still feel stuck in prayerbook repetition, parents keeping up with your kids, or teachers who want to raise your professional standards, we invite you to join Machon Ivrit.
October 7 through June 2, 7:00-9:15
$720/year for CNS members, $800 for non-members; financial aid available. Registration forms available online.

Talmud with Rabbi Stampfer
Join our Emeritus Rabbi for weekly study of our sacred texts.
Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm - currently this class takes place at Rabbi Stampfer's home.

Hebrew for Prayer Year 1
Learn the 50 most commonly used words in the siddur—what they mean and how to recognize them—to increase your understanding of what we say when we pray. Taught by Professor Natan Meir.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Hebrew for Prayer Year 2
For advanced learners or those who took Hebrew for Prayer last year! Understand what we say when we pray—an in-depth look at Hebrew vocabulary and construction of prayers and their meanings. Taught by Professor Natan Meir.
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm


New dinner option for Weds evening Lifelong Learners
Adults participating in our Wednesday evening programs are invited to come early and enjoy a kosher catered dinner for just $6.00 per person. No need to RSVP, just make your life easier and enjoy a good meal!

Siddur Basics
Wednesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, in Zidell Chapel
Join us to learn the Shabbat morning service. Each week we go through different parts of the service slow enough so that each class member can learn to recite the words. No more mumbling through services! Drop-ins welcome.
Level 1, 6:30-7:30, includes Ashrei, the Torah service, and Mourner's Kaddish. Transliteration is available.
Level 2, 7:30-8:30, Hallel and Birkat HaMazon

Drop-In Volunteer Night @ CNS
Have an hour or two to spare on Weds evenings?  Here for a class or to drop off your kids? We coordinate a different project every week—you show up and lend your hands and heart.  A new, easy, fun way to bring an extra spark of goodness to the world. Projects start at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.


Bible Study with Rabbi Isaak
Weekly learning and discussion on the book of Proverbs. 3:30-4:15 p.m. weekly


Women’s Torah Study
An uplifting hour of study on Shabbat!  Delve into biblical and midrashic text, (Hebrew and English text available) with a group of other women to find meaning from our traditions that relate to our lives. All levels of experience welcome. Taught by Mel Berwin.
Saturdays: Feb 14, Mar 14, and Apr 11 at 12:30 p.m. 



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