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Education for Adults

The LJS offers a fascinating programme of learning and engagement for adults, which all come under our education programme - The Learning Circle.
To get a flavour of the range of courses and classes, please view the Spring 2022 Learning Circle brochure by
 clicking here 
Classes are held on Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, and on Shabbat mornings prior to the Shabbat morning service, and include three levels of Hebrew all taught by expert teachers.


Exploring Judaism is a class held on Tuesday evenings for those wishing to explore the possibility of conversion or who simply wish to brush up their knowledge of Judaism. In addition, the Learning Circle offers several short courses on the Holocaust, Philosophy, Jewish History, and a host of other subjects, as well as Shabbatonim and special events that highlight, for example, Jewish poets and novelists.
During lockdown, we have successfully moved our programmes online, via Zoom, which of course makes them accessible for people living further afield. This provision will likely continue for some time.


Members and non-members are all welcome. For full details of adult education opportunities, please contact


Click HERE to register for a course or class

Safety Guidelines

Click here for our current Covid advice.

Hebrew classes
Classes at all levels of Classical Hebrew, from beginners to those following the GCSE syllabus in Classical Hebrew, are held throughout the academic year. 

A new class for Absolute Beginners starts on Thursday evenings in the Spring term. There are also classes for those who would like to learn more about biblical and prayer-book Hebrew, including some which focus on the reading of Genesis and Joshua.

Discussion classes
Discussion classes are held on Tuesday and Shabbat mornings.

In the Tuesday Texts classes, biblical and rabbinic texts as well as modern poetry and short stories are studied, and there are also sessions on Jewish art and music.

The Shabbat morning Learning with Texts classes will address the question: ‘How does Judaism affect my attitude towards…?’

Subjects will include our approach to existential risk, Covid-19, civil disobedience, inequality in society, and social media.

Exploring Judaism
This course is for people, including non-Jewish family members, who wish to know more about Judaism. It is also an essential programme of instruction for people choosing Judaism by conversion.

Mon, 4 July 2022 5 Tammuz 5782