Adult Learning Opportunities 2020-2021
Expand your Jewish knowledge and friendships by being part of our growing community of lifelong learners. Please check our calendar for more information on Adult Learning opportunities for 2020-2021. We also invite you to learn more about our collection in the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library.

Classes are currently offered online. Links are sent to members of our extended Temple family by email. Please contact the Temple office for access information at or (260) 744-4245.

Weekly Torah StudyJoin Rabbi Meir Bargeron for weekly Torah Study on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom as we delve into important lessons from the Torah. 

Temple Book Club - Join us on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. via Zoom when we discuss The Third Daughter by Talia Carner, a finalist for this year’s National Jewish Book Award in the Book Club category.

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, we’ll discuss On Division by Goldie Goldbloom, the winner of this year’s American Jewish Libraries Jewish Fiction Award

Genealogy and the Holocaust

Over the past few years, Temple member Irv Adler has presented several programs on Genealogy and the Holocaust in Fort Wayne and beyond to share his worldwide search through Holocaust records to find out more information about his grandmother and family. Watch his presentation on "Families Lost & Found: Tracing My Viennese Roots After the Holocaust" to IPFW's Campus Ministry on November 16, 2017.

As part of this personal historical journey, Irv traveled to Vienna to place a Stone of Remembrance in front of the home where his grandmother Clara Bader Nichtern lived before she was murdered in 1942 by the Nazis at the Maly Trostinets death camp outside of Minsk. He returned in 2018 to dedicate additional stones of remembrance. His research continues today. Find out more.

Irv participated in a program at the Allen County Public Library in November 2015 that included several experts. Attendees received a list of research guides and record indexes available locally at The Genealogy Center.

Learn more about family history resources in the Madge Rothschild Resource Center and through the new Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society.

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