Adult Education

Jewish education is a lifelong process. Ongoing learning enables and empowers us to pursue spiritual meaning, ethical ideals, a connection to the divine, and the righteous path of Tikkun Olam.

At CEHV, we thrive on diversity. As a Reform community, we welcome all seekers, including non-Jewish people, all denominations of Jewish people, as well as those who are new to Jewish life, returning to the faith, and/or those who are simply curious. Our goal is to provide integrative, inclusive opportunities for scholarship and inquiry.  

Learning at CEHV facilitates competency and comfort with Jewish tradition and liturgy in a warm, inclusive environment. We prioritize deep, cohort-based learning with strong attention to individual and collective spiritual needs. Our learners enter at all levels. Rabbi Yael’s classes are interactive, experiential, rigorous, and wildly fun.

All of our classes are free and open to the entire community

Join together and say “chai” every 1st and 3rd Thursday morning at 8:45am. Rabbi Yael Romer is leading special 18-minute sessions for all CEHV congregants and members of our community. We warmly welcome you!

Note that all participants will be briefly screened before entering to ensure safety. All of our community is welcome, but no trolls or bots 😉


You Are Invited

All of Rabbi Romer’s adult education classes and all mini-courses are currently being conducted online through Zoom. We welcome new participants and drop-ins! 

Meditation & Torah Study


8:45am – 10am


A deep and impactful meditation session is followed by in-depth study of the weekly Torah portion (פרשת השבוע) that focuses on exploring meanings within the ancient text as it exists in our contemporary times.



12:30pm – 1:30pm


Trope is the melody or “flavor” (טעמים) of sacred readings learned through a system of musical notations that teach us how to chant from the Tanakh.  This highly popular class is open to all.

Conversational Hebrew

(Beginner & Intermediate)


4pm – 5:30pm


Introduces the fundamentals of conversational Hebrew (עברית‬), including useful vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures. ]This dedicated and entertaining group meets weekly to learn and practice together, new comers are always welcome! Conversational modern Hebrew presented through the textbook curriculum created by professors of Hebrew at Brandeis University.