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 November 27, due to the Thanksgiving 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.

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

If you wish to purchase 2020 Mah Jongg cards, please email

Cards are $8 for standard and $9 for large print.  Hadassah will receive $2 per card.  Card orders must be received (including payment) by December 16.  Cards will be mailed to TBA around March.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members


The Butterfly Project

Sunday, November 10, 10:00am at the Shames JCC

Join Temple Beth Abraham and UJA-Federation of NY’s Engage Jewish Service Corps to hear Speaker Paul Galan, Holocaust Survivor, and to paint butterflies to commemorate children killed in the Holocaust on the 81st anniversary of Kristallnact, the pogrom against Jews in Germany & Vienna.

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, this program is appropriate for ages 13 and above.

RSVP requested: Maida Silver, Director, Engage Westchester, at or Melissa Baer, Temple Beth Abraham, at

This program is offered free of charge thanks to funding from the UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Jewish Service Corps and Temple Beth Abraham’s Harriet Verter Jewish Education Fund


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

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Next Movie Mavens: November 9

Above and Beyond

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of Machal—volunteers from abroad—this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force

Playmount Productions, 2014, 90 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.


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

TBA Book Club: Daytime group will meet Friday, November 15 at 10:00am

My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir by Meir Shalev.

From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Here we meet Shalev’s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what she viewed as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt.

Moderated by Linda Gerstman

TBABooks@Night: Evening group will meet December  at 7:30pm

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this.

As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place.

Moderated by Sharon DeLevie

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


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

Next Women’s Circle: December 13 at 5:45pm ending in time for 7:30 Shabbat Services.

The topic this month will be related to the holiday of Chanukah

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 should be pareve.

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