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

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


mah jongg tile pile

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 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


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 worldnot 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 Angel

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.

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