Adult Education

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Solel has a storied history of learning programming, and adult education has been a tradition since our founding. As a learning community, we recognize that Jewish education does not stop when Religious School ends. From ongoing classes and discussions to thought provoking special events, we offer a wide variety of opportunities designed to educate, enlighten and inspire.

All classes are produced by Solel or in conjunction with other local Jewish institutions. Since we believe lifelong learning is the privilege and obligation of every Jew, we do not charge our adult members for participating in learning opportunities.


Regular Programming

Instructors include our own Rabbi Moffic and Cantor Glikin, other area rabbis and Jewish scholars.



Torah Study with Rabbi Moffic

Saturdays at 9:15 a.m.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Moffic - Stimulating discussion of texts, current events, and much more

Varies throughout the year

Rosh Chodesh Celebrations with Cantor Glikin

Every other month; please check the Pathfinder for details.

Downtown Chicago Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Moffic - Can’t make it to the Solel class? Bring your lunch and meet Rabbi Moffic at the offices of a Solel congregant.

2nd Wednesday of the month at noon

Joyce Schrager's American Jewish Short Stories Class

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Cinema Solel - Want to catch a movie with Jewish themes and engage in provocative discussion? Join us at a monthly film screening.

3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.



Special Events
Throughout the year, the Solel schedule is filled with guest speakers including prominent authors and intellectuals from local, national and international stages. Past guests have included: Martin Luther King, Jr., Joe Biden, Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Judge Milton Shadur, Jane Ramsey, Daniel Elbaum, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Karen Litwack, Naomi Chazan, Hubbard Street Dance, and Rabbi Dr. Mark Rothschild.


Check out our robust calendar to view dates and times for regular programming and upcoming special events.