Adult Education Programs

Temple Beth Abraham’s Adult Education Committee creates a rich array of classes and events for adult learners. Events include an ongoing Book Club, weekly Torah study with Rabbi Holtz, and a Women’s Circle program. For more information about TBA’s Adult Education Programming or to join the Adult Education Committee, please e-mail:


TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
No class on Februaray 19, due to the President’s Week holiday

The class goes at its own pace through the Five Books of Moses (Torah), The Prophets (N’Vi’Im), and Writings (K’tuvim) (T-N-K or Tanakh) in English. You do not need to have previous knowledge of Torah, and you may join in at any point in the cycle.
There is no fee to attend.

Saturdays during Conservative Services, 9:00am


mah jongg tile pile

Mondays at 1:00pm.

A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game for members and guests.


Due to the MLK Day holiday, the January 20 gathering will meet on Thursday, January 23
Due to the President’s Day holiday, the February 17 gathering will meet on Thursday, February 20

When there is a holiday or conflict on a Monday, that week’s game will move to Thursday, if possible.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members


TBA has TWO Reading Groups.  Each group will meet every other month.

TBA Book Club: Daytime group will meet Friday, January 24, 2020

Button Man by Andrew Gross

“…a stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women’s garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930’s.”
Both historical thriller and family saga, the novel is based on the author’s own family history and on the history of the era-the rise of the Jewish mob and its take-over of the garment industry, gaining control over the workers, the owners and law enforcement.
Moderated by Linda Gerstman

TBABooks@Night: Evening group will meet February 12

Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi by MaNishtana

Ariel Samson is just your run of the mill anomaly: a 20-something black Orthodox Jewish rabbi looking for love, figuring out life, and floating between at least two worlds.

Luckily, it gets worse.

2018 Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Award for Debut Fiction.

Moderated by Kimberly Marcus

Both sessions: Guests: $2.00; free to TBA members


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

(Click on the picture for the movie trailer)

Next Movie Mavens: February 15


In Tel Aviv, six friends who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone. They are then shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel’s entry for next year’s competition.


Abott, Reif, Hameiri, 2013, 92 min., Not Rated

A moderated discussion follows the film with coffee and dessert.

Free for members, $5 for guests to offset the cost of refreshments.

Click here for the full list and descriptions of upcoming Movie Mavens selections


Celebrate, study and explore Jewish Women’s issues and history. Life experience is the only tool you’ll need.

Those who wish to eat something before services, should feel free to bring something for themselves. Please be aware of Temple Beth Abraham’s kashrut (kosher) policy.  Since we do not allow both meat and dairy at the same event, we ask that you bring only DAIRY (contains milk) or PAREVE (neither dairy nor meat, e.g., vegetarian) items.

For those who want or want to provide a snack to share, that is welcome, but it should be pareve.