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Adult Education



Chabad of Bakersfield is proud to have been welcomed into the family of the Jewish Learning Institute in Summer of 2007. We join over 170 other cities in offering some of the most thought provoking and informative Judaic study available today.

The Jewish Learning Institute is geared for Jews of all backgrounds seeking a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish thought, heritage and tradition, and promises to be a unique and exciting concept in adult Jewish learning that will enable students to achieve basic Jewish literacy in just one year. The JLI will offer a thorough curriculum with selected readings, diagrams, creative exercises, and specially designed student workbooks.

Classes will integrate basic Judaism, Jewish history, Jewish mysticism, and the Jewish calendar, practices and ideas through the study of primary sources, commentaries, and group discussion.

These and other items will enable students to engage in research, discussion, and critical analysis.

There are 24 classes throughout the entire year, (3 independent 8 week courses). Regular attendance will allow students to progress through a well designed curriculum, that answers their quest for increased Jewish knowledge and experience, and takes them on a journey, an on-going exploration, of the traditions, ideas, history, and values of the Jewish people.

The beauty of the JLI is its ability to convey a basic but sophisticated core of Jewish knowledge in a relatively short period of time, setting the JLI apart, above and beyond the many adult education programs presently being offered

The Next course being offered is coming in May 2020

For more information about the JLI click here