SOAR's winter program begins February 21st. Registration is underway.


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community


SOAR offers more than 70 classes on a variety of topics during each of its two, six-week terms.  Most consist of a single, two-hour class meeting. Others may involve multiple class sessions.  All SOAR classes meet for two-hour blocks: mornings, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, or afternoons, from 1:00–3:00 p.m.  The number of sessions allotted to a specific course is determined by each faculty member in consultation with the Society’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee.  Class size, too, remains at the discretion of each instructor and is determined by several different factors: personal preference; the teaching style to be employed (lecture, discussion, etc.); the availability of equipment needed to teach the class effectively (e.g. computers); and room capacity.

Beginning in April 2018, most SOAR classes will meet at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334..  For a number of different reasons, classes may meet elsewhere: e.g. the Birmingham Temple, the Farmington Hills Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, etc.

For a listing of classes in SOAR's Fall 2017 term, click here.

For the ORT Digital Literacy Flyer, click here.

To be added to our mailing list and receive future program schedules, click here.

Suggest A Class

Have a suggestion for a presenter or a class? Let the Curriculum and Instruction Committee know. Click here to use our Speaker Suggestion Form. Or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..