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Yom Shlishi, 30 Av 5777

At RTR, Jewish minds do not go to waste. Whether you are contemplating your grandchild's Bar/Bat Mitzvah or can still remember your own; whether you are a teacher already or ever hope to be one; whether you have been studying for years or just for weeks, come! We'll find a place for you at our banquet. We're bound to be serving something you'll like.

We offer a stimulating blend of courses, workshops, classes, and on-going engagements with the study of our Torah, our texts and our culture. Classes are open to all who are hungry for a nosh, a taste, or a feast of Judaism. Don't let your perceived lack of experience stand in your way. Most offerings are for beginners or intermediates. And don't let your expertise keep you from attending; we can all learn something new.

Upcoming Events

Every Thursday - Torah Topics at 10:30 AM
Torah Topics is an informal discussion group. Elements of the Torah are related to today's life through readings and personal narratives. The group freely shares observations and opinions and welcomes drop-ins and regular participants. Coffee, tea, and a small nosh are provided.

Every Saturday - Taste of Torah at 9:00 AM
Join is as we make sense of each week's (English translated) Torah portion and find out what meaning it has in our lives today. Listen to the discussion or put in your two cents and let our commentators put in theirs. Great fun and learning! Taught by our Clergy. No need to RSVP.

Lower East Side Walking Tour - Join Adult Ed and Big Onion Walking Tours (Rain or Shine) to walk the Jewish Lower East Side and stroll through more than 150 years of Jewish history. Our tour combines historic and religious sites, politics and people of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world. Stops include the founding site of B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Daily Forward building, and sites associated with Jacob Riis and Abraham Cahan among others. $25 per person. Sign-up is first-come, first served.

Sunday, Sept 10 in NYC from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 


OnWingsofAweOn Wings of Awe - A mini-class with Rabbi Sharff for everyone who has ever struggled through a long Days-of-Awe service and wondered why he or she was there. This is a two-part exploration of the great themes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer, including an introduction to the music of the best-attended-and perhaps least understood-of all Jewish temple events. Make Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur matter this time around! No previous experience or knowledge is required.

Sunday, Sept 10 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday, Sept 17 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Adult Ed Schedule


08.24.2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am


08.29.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


08.31.2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am


09.07.2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am


09.10.2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am