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Adult Education Classes

Wide selection of classes for adults with varied interests and backgrounds
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The Center for Jewish Learning (CJL) invites you to discover or deepen your dive into the richness of Jewish learning. If you would like to further your Jewish education, or begin it, you can do so at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis through our Adult Education courses.

The CJL is taking precautionary steps suggested by respected governmental and medical agencies to protect our visitors and employees during the COVID-19 situation. Out of an abundance of caution, all classes have been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.



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Who We Are

We offer a wide selection of courses for adults with varied interests and backgrounds. We strive to support existing learning opportunities with the community and offer compelling pluralistic Jewish adult educational experiences. All are taught by experienced teachers who welcome and value every Jewish learner. Whether you’re a newcomer to adult Jewish study, a seasoned veteran or someone in-between, you are certain to find a course that suits your needs and your interests – and in which you feel “at home.”

Important Information

  • Online registration is preferred. Please click here to view a list of classes and register!
  • All classes will be held at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, unless otherwise noted.
  • Some courses have a minimum and maximum enrollment, so please register early.
  • No prerequisites are required for any class, although if a class is labeled as Intermediate, that does mean you should have some some prior knowledge. If you need help deciding what class would be best for your level of experience and interest, please contact Rabbi Tracy Nathan at or 314-442-3757.
  • Scholarships are available, and it is an easy and discreet process. Contact Rabbi Tracy Nathan to learn more.
  • Credit card and checks accepted; checks are made payable to Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
  • For questions about the registration process or payment, contact Kathy Schmeltz at or 314-442-3761.


The decision to run a class is based on the number of students enrolled. You will be notified if a class is cancelled, and full refunds will be issued for classes cancelled by CJL. If you are planning to attend a class, please register so that we know there are enough students to run the class.


Register for Adult Education in St. Louis

Ready to further your education and learn something new? Register now for our 2019 Fall/Winter courses.

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Rabbi Tracy Nathan

Rabbi Tracy Nathan

Senior Educator, Center for Jewish Learning

For information about scholarships, adult education classes or other learning opportunities, contact Rabbi Tracy at 314-442-3757 or

Congregations and Organizations

We want to also encourage you to explore the extensive offerings in our wider community at the following congregations and organizations:



Bais Abraham Congregation


Central Reform Congregation
Chabad of Greater St. Louis
Congregation B’nai Amoona


Congregation Shaare Emeth


Congregation Temple Israel
Saint Louis Jewish Community Center

Kol Rinah


Neve Shalom


Nusach Hari B’nai Zion


Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community


Temple Emanuel

 Traditional Congregation
City Shul
United Hebrew Congregation


Young Israel Synagogue


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