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Life Long Learning 

Adult Education at Kol Haverim is founded on our commitment to the mitzvah of lifelong learning.

Our broad and varied Adult learning program includes occasional Sunday Brunch/Lectures, Adult Hebrew Classes, a Book Club, and additional special programs and events.  

Chairperson: Brenda Auerbach,  Email:
Members: Sandi and Lee Bassow, Harriet Cutler, Janice Hoff, Blanche Meslin and David Miller

New members are always welcome!  Please join us if you have ideas you would like to share and help implement.

Description of Activities

Life Long Learning at Congregation Kol Haverim offers a wide variety of opportunities for adults. The committee offers opportunities to additional members who have ideas for exciting events.

Our programs and activities consist of Adult Hebrew lessons offered for a nominal fee during two semesters per year, and an evening Book Club which meets in member's homes.  At least 5 books are discussed throughout the year.  Speaker/Brunches have been offered on a regular basis on Sunday mornings. Kol Haverim has hosted college professors, Holocaust survivors, Israeli emissaries, A.D.L. representatives, and Scholars-in-Residence from the Hartford Seminary and the Greenberg Center, University of Hartford, to name a few.

Collaborative efforts with the Hebrew School, Sisterhood and Brotherhood have also been a focus of the Adult Education Committee.


Also, Adult Learning opportunities have been available through Kol Haverim's connection to the Greater Hartford community. Kol Haverim has been a sponsoring synagogue in the Annual Book Festival, the Annual Film Festival, at the Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.  We occasionally collaborate with other area synagogues on some shared programming.

Life Long Learning - Calendar of Upcoming Events

Life Long Learning sponsors "Nosh N'Drash" on selected Saturday mornings when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah, beginning at 10 AM. 

Rabbi Dr. Kari Tuling leads a discussion of the week's Torah portion, accompanied by bagels and beverages.

We have also begun the occasional Nosh N'Drash at 9 AM prior to a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Service, in Classroom 10. 

Please check the calendar on the website for upcoming dates.

  • Wed, November 8.  6:30 PM.  ADL Program "What Would You Do?" Collaborative co-sponsorship with Upper School of Religious School.
  • Thursday, November 28. LLL Program.  Panel discussion - how to discuss End of Life issues with parents and adult children.
  • Sunday, December 3.  Speaker Brunch.  Member Mort Weinstein, of Weinstein Mortuary, will discuss Jewish customs and traditions for end of life observances.




(Please note: The book club is open to all congregants.  If you wish to be a member, please contact Brenda Auerbach at

Thu, August 16 2018 5 Elul 5778