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:

The chair of the Adult Education Committee is Bernice Rogowitz.


TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

discussion groupWednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am

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.

No class on February 20th

Saturdays during Conservative Services, 9:00am


mah jongg tile pile

Mondays at 1:00pm.

Due to the President’s Day holiday, the February 18 gathering will meet on an alternate date.

A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game
Email to ensure there are enough players for a game.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members


Select Wednesdays throughout the year from 7:00pm-9:45pm

February 6, 20, 27 and March 6, 27

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:

RSVP Required: or call the Temple Office at 914-631-1770


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

Next Movie Mavens: Saturday February 16, 7:00pm

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The Zigzag Kid

Nono, an almost-thirteen-year-old boy, the son of the world’s greatest detective, embarks on a rollicking adventure to solve the mystery of his true in this family-friendly, action-packed adaptation of the beloved book by Israeli writer David Grossman


Bos Bros. Film & TV Prod., 2012, 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.


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

Evening group will meet Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00pm

Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors by Josh Aronson

At fourteen, Bronislaw Huberman played the Brahms Violin Concerto in Vienna— winning high praise from the composer himself, who was there. Instantly famous, Huberman began touring all over the world and received invitations to play for royalty across Europe. But after witnessing the tragedy of World War I, he committed his phenomenal talent and celebrity to aid humanity. After studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, Huberman joined the ranks of Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein in calling for peace through the Pan European Movement. But when hope for their noble vision was destroyed by the rise of Nazism, Huberman began a crusade that would become his greatest legacy—the creation, in 1936, of the Palestine Symphony, which twelve years later became the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Moderators will alternate among Kimberly Marcus, Sharon DeLevie and Jennifer Povman.

Daytime group will meet Friday, March 8 at 10:00am

Reader’s Choice! – Amos Oz

To honor this renown author, book club members should select one of the many works of Mr. Oz 

We will discuss the works of Amos Oz, Israeli writer and novelist, who died this past December, 2018. Author of many works of both fiction and non-fiction, Mr. Oz, proud to write his works in Hebrew, a language of ancient times revived by modern Israel, was considered the voice and soul of today’s Israel. In an interview with The New York Times in 1978 Mr. Oz said, “I bring up the evil spirits and record the traumas, the fantasies, the lunacies of Israeli Jews, natives and those from Central Europe. I deal with their ambitions and the powder-box of self-denial and self-hatred.”

Moderated by Linda Gerstman

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


Sunday, March 3, 12:30pm

Our attitudes and practices regarding reproductive rights are shaped by our religious teachings, secular laws, and cultural attitudes.  Our expert panel will guide us in a discovery of these threads and how they interact.


Moderated by Bernice Rogowitz, Chair TBA’s Adult Education Committee

TBA and PCS Members: Free in advance; $5 at the door

Guests: $10

Sign up on Eventbrite at: or call the Temple Office at (914) 631-1770



Women’s Circle is no longer meeting, and is looking to revamp the program

Please complete this survey to help us determine our next steps.

Please call the office or email to volunteer or for more information.

Click here to see the flyer with the schedule and synopses.