Young Adult Learning Eser

Eser Classic, a 10-week spring program sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), brings together young adults in their 20s and 30s to explore contemporary issues and ideas through a specific Jewish theme. Eser Select offers shorter themed classes in the summer, fall and winter that build connection and community through conversation.

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  • time 20s and 30s
  • location Living rooms and community spaces
  • duration Eser Classic: 10 (eser) Weeks; Eser Select: 6-8 weeks
Register for Eser

Spring/Summer 2019 Offerings:

Join us this spring on your #JewishJourney with Eser Select, 6-8 week learning experiences that give you a forum to converse about issues that matter to you, to connect with other young adults, and to create community.

Please note that some of the logistics (location, dates, etc.) of these classes may change prior to the first class. Registered participants will be notified of any changes, should they occur. Also, check back, as we’ll be posting additional classes soon!

En-ritual-ing Shabbat Rituals
In this six-week class, we’ll will explore the various rituals that are found within Shabbat. We’ll dive deep into the hidden meanings behind sacred acts such as candle lighting, kiddush (blessing on the wine), and even the extra soul that one receives on shabbat. We’ll create an inclusive and warm environment that allows participants to feel like their authentic Jewish selves while reaching beyond their comfort zones, and our time together will conclude with a communal shabbat dinner, in which we will put our sessions’ learning to action while experiencing the beauty of shabbat together. Participants will leave the experience feeling prepared and confident to participate in or lead their own Shabbat.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 10, and 17, plus Friday, July, 19. Location TBD. Facilitator: Danny Dubin.

Ready to Register for Eser?

If you need additional information, want to get involved, or just want to grab coffee, email Sara Gardner, associate director of young adult learning, at, or call 617-559-8809.