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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 Vayetzei
December 7, 2019

In this Torah portion, Jacob has a dream in which angels go up and down a ladder connecting earth to heaven. God appears before Jacob and renews the covenant that God had made with Abraham. Jacob sees Rachel, Laban’s daughter, tending sheep and wishes to marry her. Laban tricks Jacob into marrying his eldest daughter, Leah, after seven years of labor. In exchange for another seven years of work, Jacob is allowed to marry Rachel. Jacob has many sons with Leah, but Rachel is unable to conceive. Finally, God blesses Rachel, and she has a son, whom she names Joseph.

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