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
Tanakh Study will take place via Zoom Calls until further notice. For Zoom links, please email

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. Please refer to the calendar for times.


Mah Jongg will not meet until Governor Cuomo rescinds the “PAUSE” executive order.

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.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members


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

TBA Book Club: The Daytime book group will not meet until Governor Cuomo rescinds the “PAUSE” executive order.

An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen

Book Cover: An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen

 “California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fiancé, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes. After years fruitlessly searching for love, marriage and children, she decides to take a radical step, seeking spirituality and meaning far outside the parameters of modern life in the insular, ultra-orthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. While her mother direly predicts Lola is ruining her life, enslaving herself to a community that is a misogynistic religious cult, Lola will face choices that will ultimately decide her fate.
“A powerful, moving novel of faith, love and acceptance.”-Goodreads  
Moderated by Linda Gerstman

TBABooks@Night: Evening group will meet April 22 via Zoom call.

Here All Along by Sarah Hurwitz

After a decade as a political speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book . . . about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is.
     Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew—until, she attended an introductory class on Judaism on a whim.  She was blown away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky.  That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism—all in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it?
     Sarah Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice.
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.

Women’s Circle will not meet until Governor Cuomo rescinds the “PAUSE” executive order.

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.


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

Movie Mavens will not meet until Governor Cuomo rescinds the “PAUSE” executive order

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

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