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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 (TLC).


All of our classes and courses are free to Members and Friends of the LJS. For non-members, there is a fee per term for classes and a sessional fee for our short courses. Please see the TLC brochure for full details.

To see the new TLC brochure, with details of all of our adult education classes, click HERE.


Register for Spring 2023 courses HERE


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

Navigating the Talmud - with Rabbi Anthony Lazarus Magrill

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Anthony Lazarus Magrill to the LJS to lead six sessions on the Talmud.

The Talmud is perhaps the Jewish people’s primary cultural storehouse. For two millennia, its study has been one of Judaism's key religious and intellectual experiences; but numerous barriers have restricted access to its treasures. Over six sessions, open to learners whatever their prior experience, we will grapple with some of the Talmud’s iconic passages, working principally with texts in English translation. Expect wild stories, legal controversy, and insight into Judaism’s rich cultural diversity.

Please click HERE to see the full details of the course, including session content.

To register for the course, or individual sessions, click HERE

Hebrew Classes

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. 

We start a new class for Absolute Beginners in September on Tuesday evenings, and in January on Wednesday evenings, both online only. 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 the Book of Judges.

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.

Our Hebrew classes take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, on Zoom.
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.
All of our Hebrew classes are online, using Zoom, whilst some classes and courses are hybrid - both on Zoom and in person, at the LJS.



Tuesdays: 10 January - 28 March (Half-term 14 February)
No class on Tuesday 7 March so that we can celebrate Erev Purim together on Monday 6 March.
Shabbat Mornings: 14 January - 25 March 2023 (Half-term 11 & 18 February)
Tuesdays: 25 April - 11 July (Half-term 30 May)
Shabbat Mornings 22 April - 8 July 2023 (Half-term 27 May & 3 June)


Fri, 31 March 2023 9 Nisan 5783