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The Rochester Kollel - Adult Education Programs

Since its beginning, the Rochester Kollel, hosted by Temple B'rith Kodesh, has welcomed thousands of adults to a wide variety of Jewish study classes. 

Most classes are 4 to 8 weeks in length, 1 to 1½ hours per session, and topics range from classical text study to Jewish ethics, God and spirituality, Hebrew, literacy, comparative religion and more. 

Participants have come from the membership of Temple B’rith Kodesh, other area synagogues, churches, the Islamic Center, and the general Rochester community.  Some Jewish participants have no synagogue affiliation and others join Temple B’rith Kodesh as a result of the classes. 

 

 

Click here to see the Course Listing for the Fall-Winter 2019-20 Session

Click here for the 2019-20 Registration Form

Click here to see a listing of Kollel Faculty

Click here to see information about the Sunday Kollel Series

Parashat

Parashat Vayishlach
December 14, 2019

In this Torah portion, God tells Jacob to return home. Worried that his brother Esau will kill him, Jacob divides his clan into two camps, so at least some will survive in case of a fight. Jacob sleeps alone in the desert and is awoken by an angel who wrestles him through the night. Jacob survives and is blessed by the angel and renamed Israel. Jacob meets his brother and, surprisingly, they embrace. Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, is raped by Shekhem, who then proposes to Jacob that he marry her. Shimeon and Levi brutally murder Shekhem and his clan. Rachel has another child, whom she and Jacob name Benjamin

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