Adult Education


ADULT EDUCATION – Jewish Studies

Adult Education at Desert Outreach Synagogue has gone modular! 

Jewish education never ends; we continue to study and learn until the very end.  Desert Outreach is offering a series of exciting courses in Jewish studies; courses that may be taken alone, to simply enjoy the learning, or as part of a specific goal.

Modules consist of Hebrew—beginning and advanced, Introduction to Judaism, and Advanced Studies. The Adult B’nai Mitzvah program requires Beginning Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, and additional tutoring.  The Adult Confirmation program builds on the B’nai Mitzvah program, incorporating Advanced Studies and additional material. 

Students may enroll in a single course, or an entire program.

Please follow This Link for more details, along with materials and fees.  Please contact Rabbi Rachel Axelrad for more information or to enroll.

Adult Learning with the Desert Outreach Beit Sefer Shabbat School

Adult Learning with the Beit Sefer Shabbat School takes place on Saturday mornings when the Beit Sefer meets at the UUOCD.  Classes will be informal discussions with Rabbi Jules, Rabbi Rachel, or Rabbi Bentley on various topics such as:

  • Shabbat
  • Understanding Torah
  • Prayer
  • Rabbinic Judaism
  • High Holy Days
  • Pesach
  • Israel topics
  • Music

The sessions meet from 9:45 to 11:30, followed by a learners’ minyan. Please follow this Link for more details.

Fees:  no charge to parents of Beit Sefer students
           $225 for others

Session dates:

  • 9/8/22
  • 12/10/22
  • 1/7/23
  • 2/4/23
  • 2/25/23
  • 3/11/23
  • 3/18/23
  • 3/25/23
  • 4/1/23
  • 4/22/23
  • 5/13/23