Lifelong Learning

Modern positive psychology reveals that love of learning and curiosity are two of the pillars of wisdom. Jewish tradition has always valued lifelong learning. It is a mitzvah!

We engage in ongoing learning:

  • to grow spiritually, intellectually, morally, and socially 
  • to bring us closer to G!d 
  • to enrich our lives
  • to be part of the Jewish community
  • to be part of the Jewish conversation
  • to perform Jewish rituals and deepen our Jewish lives
  • to connect with Jews around the world, particularly in the State of Israel.
  • to apply the excellence that we dedicated in other important areas of our lives to our Jewish selves

Here at Am HaYam we embrace this principle by providing access to a rich selection of classes. We believe that you will find relevant, vibrant, and meaningful experiences in our diverse array of offerings. We have ongoing classes, listed below, as well as short-term classes, often in advance of major holy days. Classes are open to everyone, regardless of background or affiliation.

We hope that you will find something of interest to you. Please click on a class, and give it a try. You will find engaging conversation, a caring and supportive classroom culture, and begin a journey toward a deeper understanding of yourself, our people, and our fascinating and wondrous heritage.

A click on each link will take you to more information about each class.

If you are joining us for the first time, please contact to receive the link to join a Zoom class. Visitors are invited and appreciated!

Jewish Life through Music

Mussar: Deepening Our Character

Strengthening Our Hearts – A Weekly Zoom Meetup

Significant Jewish Book Club

In addition to the above classes, Congregation Am HaYam has been among the proud original and ongoing sponsors of ScholarStream, a great opportunity to speak with scholars affiliated with the Conservative Movement from around the world. These scholars teach at our Movement’s rabbinical seminaries, the Jewish Theological Seminary (in New York), the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles), and at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary (at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem), as well as members of the Rabbinical Assembly from around the world. No matter your background, it is a z’chut–an honor–to learn with and from scholars!

Additional Learning opportunities can be found at:

The American Jewish University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.