Adult Education

All of us, not just our children, are students of Torah. We adults belong to a learning community where shared experiences can enrich our lives and strengthen our Jewish identity. At Temple Isaiah our commitment to Lifelong Learning means that we are always engaging with our tradition and finding new ways to bring the values and traditions of Judaism into our lives. Check the Wednesday “What’s Happening” email or explore the calendar for the most up-to-date information on learning opportunities for adults.

Torah on Tap

On the third Thursday of the month, join Rabbi Daniel Plotkin, RJE and other TI members for Torah study…and brew! Rabbi Plotkin, RJE chooses a fascinating new topic every month; locations vary so please check the weekly e-news for more information.

Torah Study

Add a little Torah to your Shabbat and study the weekly Torah portion on Saturday mornings from 9–10am in the library. Our studies include the insights of Rabbinic commentators and classical midrashim, in addition to the Torah text. Torah study meets year-round and you are welcome to join us at anytime — no prior knowledge or experience is needed to participate.

Read Torah

Join the growing list of congregants who have read Torah at our Friday night  services. Work with Rachel Petroff Kessler to choose a date and prepare your reading. Basic Hebrew decoding skills are necessary, but prior experience reading Torah is not required. Contact Rachel for more information, 301.317.1101.


A program for women from Temple Isaiah, the Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the community to strengthen bonds, peace and understanding through interfaith dialog and learning. You can learn more about our upcoming schedule here.