Adult Education

Secular and cultural Jewish eduction for adults

At The City Congregation we believe learning is a lifelong endeavor. We offer several adult education programs that explore a wide variety of subjects in Jewish culture and history from a secular humanistic perspective. You can attend every session or just show up for the ones that interest you.

See upcoming Adult Perspectives and Shabbat cultural programs.


Adult Perspectives on Secular and Cultural Judaism

Our free Adult Perspectives programs are usually led by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer or a member of the congregation with an occasional panel discussion or guest speaker. They always conclude with a lively discussion.

Adult Perspectives meets twice a month on Sundays from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at 15 West 86th Street (SAJ) in Manhattan. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend.


Jewish cultural programs on Shabbat

Our free Shabbat cultural presentations and discussions are held following Friday evening services. They usually feature notable guest speakers on subjects ranging from history and the arts to ethics and politics.

Shabbat services and cultural programs are held once or twice a month on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM in Manhattan. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend.



Intermarriage Seminar

Rabbi Schweitzer meets with couples individually or as a group to explore issues and concerns that can be encountered in interfaith or intercultural marriages. Email Rabbi Schweitzer at if you’d like to participate in this program.