Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Temple De Hirsch Sinai offers a variety of educational opportunities for all generations, cultivating lifelong connections and relationships. Rabbi Kate Speizer, our Adult Engagement Coordinator, is available to help you navigate the many choices we have here at Temple and beyond. Please feel free to contact her via email at or by phone (206) 693-3046.


Endless Opportunities

A community-wide program offered in partnership with Temple B’nai Torah, Congregation Beth Shalom & Jewish Family Service. Events are both educational and social for adults ages 60+.

Programs are open to all. Rabbi Kate Speizer is the coordinator and can be reached at or by phone at (206) 693-3046. RSVPs are encouraged for programs and can be sent to


Introduction to Judaism

Temple De Hirsch Sinai and the Union for Reform Judaism sponsor this Introduction to Judaism course for the greater Seattle region. The intro course offers a basic foundation in Judaism in 18 sessions, covering topics from history to theology, holidays to prayer. This course is designed for individuals considering conversion to Judaism, interfaith couples and Jews-by-birth who want a refresher course.

Introduction to Judaism is offered twice a year: Fall & Spring

Thursdays from 7-9 PM on our Seattle campus.

Tuition for the 18-week course is $280 community/$200 URJ congregation members. You will also be asked to purchase a number of books for the class (appr. $110). This tuition fee allows for either one or two people to attend, and we encourage couples to attend together or singles to invite an interested friend.

To register and learn more about the class, please click here. Please contact Rabbi Sabine Meyer,, at the Union for Reform Judaism if you have any questions about course registration or requirements. Temple’s Adult Engagement Coordinator, Rabbi Kate Speizer is also available to help.


Sunday Study in Seattle

Join Temple’s rabbis on Sunday mornings at our Seattle Campus for adult Jewish learning. Two, three, & four-week mini-courses offer timely and relevant knowledge through a Jewish lens and are open to all adults in the Temple community. Begin your morning with school-wide t’filah (prayer service) in the Seattle Sanctuary at 9:30 AM before moving into the chapel for bagels, coffee, and discussion. The sessions are free and open to all, and no registration is required.
Sunday Study in Seattle Course Schedule
11-Mar | Rabbi Callie Schulman | Seasonal Living: Taking Cues from the Hebrew Calendar
18-Mar | Rabbi Callie Schulman | Seasonal Living: Taking Cues from the Hebrew Calendar
25-Mar | Rabbi Callie Schulman | Seasonal Living: Taking Cues from the Hebrew Calendar
15-Apr | Rabbi Aaron Meyer | Reform Jewish Practice
22-Apr | Rabbi Aaron Meyer | Reform Jewish Practice
29-Apr | Rabbi Aaron Meyer | Reform Jewish Practice

Rabbi Kate Speizer
Endless Opportunities and Adult Engagement Coordinator
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Office: (206) 693-3046