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. 


2018-19 Session

Click here for course list for 2018-19 Session

Registration open now
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Sunday Series

Join us in the TBK Adult Lounge for speakers and discussions on a variety of current topics.

Coffee and bagels will be available at 9:30 a.m.
The program is 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

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October 14 Eleanor Lewin
November 4 Keith Freedman,  Jewish Soldiers Project
December 9 Zach Ellis: Their Story - A Project to Record Family Histories
January 13 Rabbi Peter Stein
February 10 Patricia Corcoran:  The Legacy of Lillian Wald
March 10 Rabbi Rochelle Tulik
April 28 Stu and Adrea Berger:  The Jew of Iberia
May 19 To be determined



Parashat Vayigash

In this Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers refuse to return to Canaan without Benjamin, whom Joseph has falsely accused of theft. Joseph reveals his true identity and invites his brothers to return for their father, Jacob, and bring him and their families to Egypt to live. When they return, Joseph introduces his father to Pharaoh, and, at Pharaoh’s suggestion, the family settles in Goshen, a particularly fertile region of Egypt.