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. The chair of our Adult Ed committee is Liz Ross. For more information about TBA’s Adult Education Programming or to join the Adult Education Committee, please e-mail: adulted@tba-ny.org


UPCOMING EVENTS:

TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Tanakh Study will take place via Zoom until further notice. For Zoom links, please email info@tba-ny.org by the Tuesday prior at noon.

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.


MYSTERIES OF THE MACHZOR:

A FOUR-WEEK ONLINE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH LITURGIST ALDEN SOLOVY

Prepare for the High Holydays with an exploration of treasures found in the Machzor, our High Holyday prayer book. Reform Liturgist Alden Solovy will present four sessions, each focusing on one core prayer. The dates and schedule are below.
Click HERE to register
These sessions will include conversation, exploration, and prayer.

  • Monday, August 2 at 7:00pm – The Power of the Day: Unetaneh Tokef
  • Sunday August 15 at 10:00am – The Divine Presence: Aveinu Malkeinu
  • Sunday August 29 at 10:00am – Confessions Past and Present: Vidui
  • Sunday September 12 at 10:00am – Mystic Doorway: Kol Nidre

Click here to read Alden’s bio.


BOOK CLUB:

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

Both book groups have selected Florence Adler Swims Forever as their next choice and will both meet in September.


FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER by RACHEL BEANLAND

The title of [this] novel leads readers to believe they are cracking the spine of a light beach read about a bygone era. The first few chapters reward these expectations, as the reader is immersed in the world of 1930’s Atlantic City. Yet the book soon takes a turn, tackling emotional themes and a storyline that becomes increasingly complex by the page.
What makes this novel fascinating is there are not many stories depicting Jewish immigrants already living for a generation in America in 1934. The novel centers on a Jewish family no longer struggling to assimilate, but rather dealing with the challenges of economic survival, antisemitism, and intermarriage.”
–Jewish Book Council

Every summer Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above the bakery…where they raised their 2 daughters, Fannie and Florence.” Florence, home from college, is determined to train to swim the English Channel, while Fannie remains on bedrest until the end of her pregnancy. The Adlers have also taken in a mysterious young woman whom they recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany. Tragedy strikes, and Esther decides to hide the truth until Fannie’s baby is born. This “pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions…that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal and tragedy.”–Goodreads


TBA Book Club: The Daytime Book Club
Next meeting: September 10, 2021 at 10:00am (whether in person or via Zoom t/b/d.) Email adulted@tba-ny.org for more information. Requests for the Zoom link (if meeting via Zoom) should be made by September 8 at noon.

Moderated by Linda Gerstman


TBA Books@Night: The Evening Book Club
Next meeting: September 22, 2021 at 7:00pm (whether in person or via Zoom t/b/d.) Email adulted@tba-ny.org for more information. Requests for the Zoom link (if meeting via Zoom) should be made by September 20 at noon.

Moderated by Kimberly Marcus and Sharon DeLevie


MOVIE MAVENS

The next Movie Mavens will take place in the Fall.

Movies will continue to be shown on Zoom until further notice.

A moderated discussion follows the film.

Email adulted@tba-ny.org for the link. Requests for the Zoom link should be made at least two days prior at noon.


WOMEN’S CIRCLE:

Women’s circle resume meetings in the Fall

A congregant-led discussion on topics of interest to Jewish Women and those who identify as Jewish Women.

Moderated by Sharon DeLevie

Email tbawomenscircle@gmail.com for Zoom link. Requests for the Zoom link should be made by two days prior at noon.


MAH JONGG

Mah Jongg has been suspended until further notice.

Meetings will take place weekly at Temple Beth Abraham on Mondays (unless there is a holiday, and then the meeting will be moved to Thursday that week) once Construction has completed.

This is a friendly, non-competitive (no betting) gathering.

Email adulted@tba-ny.org or call the temple office (914) 631-1770 for more information.

Free for Temple members; $2.00/session for guests.


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