Adult Classes

Ongoing Adult Hebrew classes

Native Israelis and ACI members Alona and Shlomo Shevach teach a weekly, introductory Hebrew class, covering reading, writing, and conversation. This class is free to all ACI members (but you must pre-register, and seriously intend to regularly attend classes.) To register call (718-278-2680) or email astoriashul[at] the ACI office. Non-members also welcome - contact the ACI office regarding registration and fees.

Torah Reading Class

This special 4-month class will teach trope (Torah cantillation) to adults and MASKIT students ages 8-15.  Younger students who are already comfortable reading Hebrew will have a head start in preparing to begin bar/bat mitzvah tutoring, and adults and older students can work towards joining ACI’s “Team Torah.”  See more, email, or log in to access your class portal (coming soon). 

Prepare for an Aliyah

Free for members, registration required. Email Are you interested in learning or brushing-up on the Torah blessings? See Susan Mickel during Kiddush after services, or email her.


Monthly, takes place after Shabbat Services. Open to the community. Join us for Kiddush and a special learning session with the Rabbi. Topics have included the Hebrew roots of common words, the Jewish approach to organ donation, and Pirkei Avot. Sessions are open to the community and take place after Shabbat morning services.  Dates appear on our Friday Flyer. 

Cooking Around the World    

Thursday - Jan, Feb, March, April. Open to the community. Fees TBA This winter and spring, we will be offering a four-session series of cooking class from around the world. Using kosher ingredients with a global perspective, we will have Korean food, Southeast Asian cuisine, and more. To be held on one Thursday in each month listed above. More information to come.

Make Your Own Tallit One Day Workshop

Join us for an exciting, one-time Tallit making workshop. We'll learn to tie the tzizit knots, add an atara, and corners. Sunday date in February to be announced. Open to the community. Materials fee TBA.

A Voice from Iran: A Talk and Concert from Hazzan Farid Dardashti

Details TBA Concert and talk, with special Persian dinner.  Hazzan Farid Dardashti, a highly skilled tenor, holds the distinction of being the first Iranian-born international concert artist and hazzan in the western world. He comes from a long line of classical Iranian vocal artists and hazzanim; his father was known as the "Nightingale of Iran." As a concert artist, Farid Dardashti bridges the East and West - singing in 12 languages and in diverse styles.  His first congregation in America was with Rabbi Aaron Pearl (z"l), our Rabbi Pearl's father. 

Interested in joining our Jewish Art Guild?

Email for more about this creative new venture.

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