Learning Together

Find yourself a teacher, make for yourself a friend. – Pirke Avot 1:6

Torah Today

Saturdays, 9:00 am-10:00 am

Start your Shabbat morning with your rabbis! You’ll be led through a discussion-based study of the week’s portion. Be ready to engage in lively dialogue and debate as we invoke commentaries 

both traditional and current and seek 

anchors in the Torah for our modern, mobile lives. There’s nothing like Shabbat morning Torah study!


Classes taught by Rabbi Dan Feder:

Back to the Source

Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Beginning October 30

A thoughtful, verse-by-verse examination of the context behind Torah teachings with Rabbi Feder. In small-group discussion we find real connections with the text, and with each other. This year, we’ll be starting our learning at Deuteronomy 30:1. Make it a regular part of your week!

Hot Topics Lunch Group

One Thursday per month, 12:00 pm

October 24, November 21, December 19, 2019 & January 23, 2020

At the Law Offices of Norman Harris, 1220 Howard Ave., Burlingame
This is the ultimate brown bag lunch – you supply the food, Rabbi Feder supplies the food for thought!

Death, Dying the Afterlife

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

November 4, November 11, November 18, December 2, and December 9

We’ll spend the first three sessions learning about the Jewish customs and rituals around the process of dying, the transition from death to burial, and the first year of mourning. In the last two sessions, we’ll explore Jewish views of the afterlife.

Email Rabbi Dan Feder to RSVP by the Thursday before hand.

Classes taught by Rabbi Molly Plotnik:

Beit Café

Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am

Starting October 31

Join for interesting conversation and text study over breakfast noshes & coffee. At each session we’ll consider the Jewish perspective on a modern-day issue. RSVP to Rabbi Molly Plotnik for location information by the Wednesday before hand.

Joint Courses:

Intro to Judaism & Beginning Hebrew

Led by Rabbi Lisa Delson & Rabbi Molly Plotnik

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Beginning November 7

This 14-session course is perfect for interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and congregants interested in becoming adult b’nai mitzvah. We’ll spend the first half of class learning how to decode Hebrew letters and vowel sounds. The second half of class will focus on Jewish topics from history to theology to holidays and more.

PTS Member Register Here Non-PTS Member Register Here

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Led by Rabbi Dan Feder & Cantor Alexandra Fox

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Beginning January 6, 2020

Adult B’nai Mitzvah service: Friday, June 12, 2020

Everyone over the age 13 is a son or daughter of the commandments, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. But there are many who did not have the in-depth study or the opportunity to read from the Torah at that young age. Join this class and you can deepen your Jewish learning, get to know a group of PTS members better and culminate the year in chanting or reading from the Torah in a special Shabbat ceremony.

For more information and to sign up, email Rabbi Molly Plotnik at rabbiplotnik@sholom.org