Thanks to a gift from one local couple, Temple Judea will expand its adult learning program.
The Irving and Sylvia Rosenwald School for Adult Learning at Temple Judea will be created thanks to a donation from the longtime congregants. The couple made a gift of $124,000 from their estate to support adult learning at the temple.
The Rosenwalds were Temple Judea members for more than 20 years and when Sylvia passed away in 2003, Irving “made it his humble mission to give recognition for the important role that the Temple Judea community played in their lives by giving back to the Temple in a meaningful way,” according to information from Temple Judea. “As a regular member of Temple Judea's Torah study class, Irv would be greatly honored to be able to support adult Jewish learning as his legacy to the community.”
Temple Judea’s adult education program offers a variety of courses, including Jewish history, Israeli politics and Zionism, the history and growth of Reform Judaism in the United States and a weekly Torah study class.
“Now, with a newly dedicated school for adult learning, the quality of the program and the passion by the community for continued education is being leveraged beyond traditional school years,” the temple announced in a press release.
A new Sunday series will begin in November, a lunch and learn series will continue throughout the year and there will also be weeknight programs.
There will be special discussions on the State of Israel, which will culminate with a congregational trip to The American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in March.
Temple Judea is located at 38 Rogers Road, Furlong. Click here to visit the temple’s website.