Continuing our tradition as a vibrant congregation, Temple Sholom in Broomall offers Adult Education classes led by Temple clergy, staff and guest educators.  These classes are open to the entire Temple community.  Come and learn with us.  If you are interested in starting a class or have a class that you would like to see added to our curriculum, please contact Rabbi Rigler at

Tanakh Study

We study Tahakh (the books of the Bible) most Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 in the Library with Rabbi Rigler.  All members are welcome.  Check the Calendar for the schedule.

Scholar in Residence

Every Spring, we have a Scholar in Residence weekend.  Scholars from all areas of Judaism come for a Friday night sermon, a Saturday program, and a Sunday brunch/lecture.  They can speak on any topic from art to theology to anti-semitism, whatever their area of expertise.  Check the Calendar for the schedule.

Women's Spirituality Group

Women's Spirituality is a study group for women members of Temple Sholom. We invite guests leaders to share their teachings with us. Each month we address a different topic, as chosen by the leader. Details can be found in the monthly Temple Sholom Tidings.

Programs for 2016-17

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM in the library, exceptions **

Sept 28  - Education Director Lori Green

October 26 – Rabbi Stacy Rigler

Nov 30 - Rabbi Shelly Barnathan

Dec 21 - Book Discussion. Chapters of the Heart by Sue Levi Elwell

Jan 25, 2017  -  Rosh Hodesh – Led by two temple women

Feb 22 - Anna Marx

Mar 22 - Rabbi Shelly Barnathan

April 26 - Rabbi Naomi Hyman

**May 11 - Thursday at 10 A.M. – Ridley Creek State Park. Rain date 5/15

June 14 - Rabbi Leah Berkowitz

open to all women who are members of Temple Sholom


Conversations with Men

(A.K.A. Men's Spirituality)
We have engaging topics and great discussions. Every meeting will be on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00. All meetings are in the Rabbi's Study.  Mark these dates on your calendar now! 
As you can see below we will be delving into the mystical world of Kabbalah and the Zohar from many perspectives. This promises to be a very interesting year!


Date Topic Description
9/18/16 Oh God! - Spirituality at the Movies - Again! We start each year off with this fun topic discussing God & Spirituality as reflected in popular movies.
10/23/16 What is the Zohar? This year we will focus on subjects through the lens of the Zohar, the great work of Jewish mysticism and wisdom.
11/13/16 The Zohar and the Power of Shabbat What does the Zohar teach us about Shabbat and the value of pause and introspection?
12/18/16 The Zohar's perspective on God What is God? According to kabbalists, God is the force of goodness always leading us towards goodness.
1/8/17 The Zohar on Reincarnation We will discuss the little known teachings of the Zohar on Reincarnation.
2/5/17 The Benefits of Adversity Why does adversity exist? Is suffering necessary? What are the best attitudes?
3/5/17 The Zohar & the Afterlife What is the Kabbalistic view of the Afterlife?
4/2/17 The Zohar & Passover A Kabbalistic view of Passover
5/7/17 The Zohar & Science Many things in the Zohar have strong correlations to modern physics. What does this say about the Zohar and about physics?