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
TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz
There will not be Tanakh study on October 9, due to the Yom Kippur 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
Mondays at 1:00pm.
When there is a holiday or conflict on a Monday, that week’s game will move to Thursday, if possible.
Due to the Sukkot holiday, the Oct. 14 gathering will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17
Due to the Simchat Torah holiday, the Oct. 21 gathering will meet on Thursday, Oct. 24
A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game for members and guests.
Email email@example.com to ensure there are enough players for a game.
$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members
TBA has TWO Reading Groups. Each group will meet every other month.
TBABooks@Night: Evening group will meet Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30pm
TWO GRAPHIC NOVELS:
A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner
“Originally published in 1978, the book is described as a collection of four short stories based on Eisner’s childhood memories. An intimate portrait of immigrant life in the 1930s Bronx, it is an homage to a vanished world—not a glorified past, however, but a past with all its faults and ugliness. The tragic main characters are all destined to fail, and each story presents a surprising twist at the end.
The Flying Couch by Amy Kurzweil
Described as a third generation Holocaust novel, the Jewish Book Council calls it, “an extraordinary tapestry woven from both painful and uproarious family stories, dreamscapes, and other surreal flights of fancy (such as sequences in which the patriarch Jacob, Freud, and Herzl appear before the young artist with their incompatible agendas) and poignant episodes from Amy’s own Bildungsroman.”
Moderated by Kimberly Marcus
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
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.
Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm
Next Movie Mavens: October 12
The true story of Ashraf Marwan, President Nasser’s son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor, Anwar Sadat, while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence’s most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on the New York Times bestselling book The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel by Uri Bar-Joseph.
Rated TV-MA for thematic content involving violence and brutality and strong language
Sumatra Films, 2018, 114 min., TV-MA
A moderated discussion follows the film with coffee and dessert.
Free for members, $5 for guests to offset the cost of refreshments.
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