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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The chair of the Adult Education Committee is Bernice Rogowitz.
TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz
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
Mondays at 1:00pm.
A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game
Email email@example.com to ensure there are enough players for a game.
$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members
Women’s Circle is back and better than ever!
Friday, March 29 at 5:45pm
Join us for a pre-Passover program.
Please call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more information.
ISRAELI DANCE WITH LENG
Select Wednesdays throughout the year from 7:00pm-9:45pm
March 6, and 27, 2019, April 3, 17 and 24
Israeli dance is a wonderful way to experience Israeli culture, and is great exercise for your mind, body and soul. No prior experience required. Just come join us for an enjoyable evening of dance, light refreshments and fun.
Beginners 7:00-8:00pm; Open Dance and instruction 8:00-10:00pm
- $10.00 for Temple Beth Abraham Members
- $15.00 for visitors and guests
- $5.00 for Junior High, High School and University Students
Leng is a vibrant and exciting teacher of Israeli dancing, who studied for 18 years with the legendary Moshe Eskayo. For more info on Leng: http://ctisraelidance.com
RSVP Required: email@example.com or call the Temple Office at 914-631-1770
Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm
Next Movie Mavens: Saturday April 13, 7:00pm
A Tale of Love and Darkness
The story of Amos Oz’s youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live. Natalie Portman directs and stars in this film (and she wrote the screenplay).
Golden Camera nominee, 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some disturbing violent images
Avi Chai Fund, 2015, 95 min.
A moderated discussion follows the film with coffee and dessert.
Free for members, $5 for guests to offset the cost of refreshments.
Click here to see the flyer with the schedule and synopses.
Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and the Evolution of Money: A Lecture and Reception
Sunday, April 14, 12:00pm
Former IBM Researcher David Frank will take us on a journey from the earliest days of money to the current phenomenon of digital currency, Bitcoin. No technology background required. Just bring your curiosity.
- TBA Members: free in advance ($5.00 at the door)
- Guests: $10.00
- Students: Free
Sign up on Eventbrite at: bit.ly/TBA-bitcoin or call the Temple Office at (914) 631-1770
TBA has TWO Reading Groups. Each group will meet every other month.
Evening group will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00pm
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas
WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S SOPHIE BRODY AWARD | WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN FICTION | Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the BBC | Longlisted for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize | A Penguin Random House International One World, One Book Selection
Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family. For generations, the men of the al-Raqb family have served as watchmen of the storied Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, built at the site where the infant Moses was taken from the Nile. Joseph learns of his ancestor Ali, a Muslim orphan who nearly a thousand years earlier was entrusted as the first watchman of the synagogue and became enchanted by its legendary—perhaps magical—Ezra Scroll. The story of Joseph’s family is entwined with that of the British twin sisters Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 depart their hallowed Cambridge halls on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue.
Moderators will alternate among Kimberly Marcus, Sharon DeLevie and Jennifer Povman.
Daytime group will meet Friday, May 10 at 10:00am
To the End of the Land by David Grossman.
Moderated by Linda Gerstman
Both sessions: Guests: $2.00; free to TBA members