Welcome to Adath Emanu-El, a liberal but traditional Jewish community in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. From its very inception over 50 years ago, our synagogue has emphasized being an extended family, a congregational family. Even in the choice of name we are simply Adath Emanu-El - the community of Emanu-El. We are a congregation that supports a wide range of programs and activities for members of all ages. Our community is based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice.



205 Elbo Lane

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054




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Life Long Learning

Throughout the year we offer many opportunities for adults to engage in learning. From our weekly Torah Study, to our scholar-in-residence weekends, or the movie series -- we have classes and speakers for all levels of learners. We also offer beginning Hebrew for adults and look to expand this program in the future. Our Adult B'nai Mitzvah program provides a chance for adults who have never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah to study together in preparation for their service.

One of the fundamental ways our children learn is from observing what their parents, grandparents and other role models do. Participation in adult Jewish learning sends an ongoing, important message to younger generations that continued growth and development of our Jewish knowledge is a priority. Come be a part of that message. Your participation and attendance in adult Jewish programs and events is sincerely encouraged. Together we will engage in learning and fulfill our commitment to the advancement of our Jewish-selves. You never know what you might learn!

Lifelong Jewish Learning is alive and well at Adath Emanu-El.

Here is our current Life Long Learning Class Information:

MAJONG FOR BEGINNERS taught by Diane McKeen will meet on the following Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm:  October 14 and 28 and November 7 and 25. (4 sessions) There is a $9.00 fee for a card. MAJONG sets for use in class and Light refreshments will be served.


TROPE taught by Cantor Sandi Messinger will meet on the following Wednesday evenings
November 6, 13 and 20 and December 4 and 11 (5 sessions) at 8:30pm.

TORAH TALK AND BAGELS is lay led and meets every Saturday Morning at 8:45 am
In the All Purpose Room.

BOOK REVIEW will be led by Rabbi David on Tuesday November 19th at 7pm in the Tapestry Room. The book is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.  Light Refreshments will be served.

TALMUD taught by Rabbi David meets the following Friday mornings at 10 am:  November 1,
December 6, January 31, March 6, April 3, May 8 and June 12. 
(7 sessions) Light refreshments will be served.

TRANSITIONS   A two part seminar on issues related to aging. In Part One Rabbi David will discuss how the Talmud deals with the hardest questions around death and dying. Monday November 11 at 7pm in the Tapestry Room.

In Part Two, Rabbi Address will discuss new rituals to mark transitions at the end of life from retirement to medical and end of life decision making and how to handle the hard conversations. Monday November 18 at 7pm in the Tapestry Room.

These are issues with which we will all need to deal. Don’t miss this opportunity to get priceless guidance in handling these challenging issues.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE TO MEMBERS. We ask a token fee from nonmembers of $5.00 per session. So join us and bring your friends to learn with you.

Your input on course topics and content are appreciated. This is your adult education program and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Let us know what programming you would like us to present. What topics and speakers interest you?  What gaps in your Jewish education can we help you fill?  Call me at 856 424-2019 or email me at bschnep333@aol.com.

The Lifelong Learning Committee meets in the library the last Monday of each month at 7pm. Join us. We welcome your participation. Jewish Learning does not end at Confirmation-in many ways that is where we begin.


Barbara Schnepper

Committee Chairperson

856 424-2019 or email bschnep333@aol.com.