Adult Education Programs

Temple Beth Abraham’s Adult Education Committee creates a rich array of classes and events for adult learners. Events include two ongoing Book Clubs, weekly Torah study with Rabbi Holtz, and a Women’s Circle program.
The chair of our Adult Ed committee is Claire Zucker.
For more information about TBA’s Adult Education Programming or to join the Adult Education Committee, please e-mail: adulted@tba-ny.org


TANAKH STUDY

Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am

Tanakh Study will take place via Zoom until further notice. For Zoom links, please email info@tba-ny.org by the Tuesday prior at noon.

CLASS WILL NOT MEET ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 or 10.

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 (In person and on Zoom)

Every week, we discuss the Parsha (Torah portion) that we read at services.


WOMEN’S CIRCLE

THE JUNE 17 SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL.

Healing: Seeking Wholeness of Mind, Body, and Soul with Susan Kronish Grotenstein

Through sharing Talmud text, Rabbinic interpretation, poetry, song, and ritual we’ll begin to explore the Power of Healing. Facilitated by: Sue Kronish Grotenstein. Healing is a resource for individuals and communities. It intends to give voice to the many manifestations of pain we experience and provide sources of comfort. When we bring presence and acknowledgment to the distress of others and our own pain, we shine a light.

Please bring a candle, a bowl of water, and something sweet to smell.

Members and Guests are welcome. There is no charge for this program.

A congregant-led discussion on topics of interest to Jewish Women and those who identify as Jewish Women.

Moderated by Sharon DeLevie

Email tbawomenscircle@gmail.com for Zoom link. Requests for the Zoom link should be made by two days prior at noon.


MOVIE MAVENS

Please join Movie Mavens to watch movies with Jewish themes. At the conclusion of the film, we will have a moderated discussion.

Movies are shown monthly on select Saturdays. Movie Mavens will resume in September, 2022.

Email adulted@tba-ny.org for the link. Requests for the Zoom link should be made at least two days prior by noon.


BOOK CLUB

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

Free for Temple members; $2.00/session for guests.


TBA Book Club: The Daytime Book Club

Next meeting: Friday, July 8 at 10:00am in person at Temple Beth Abraham. We are hoping to be able to offer this meeting online, as well. Please check back for updated information as we get closer to the date.

AN OBSERVANT WIFE BY Naomi Ragen

“A sequel to An Unorthodox Match, this novel follows Leah and Yaakov through their first year of marriage, made difficult not only by life’s usual travails but also by the ultra-Orthodox community’s refusal to accept the vivacious, loving Leah as a legitimate member of the tribe.”   

“While clearly loving the textures of haredi and Hassidic life, and revering the principles behind most of their practices, [Naomi Ragen] persistently questions the lapses in ethics that at times besmirch these communities.  She boldly exposes them, questions them, and…forces us to see that it is not only the non-Orthodox who have to make teshuvah.” 

-(Jewish Book Council)


TBA Books@Night: The Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Club will not meet over the summer.
Next meeting: October 26, 2022

THE NETANYAHUS: AN ACCOUNT OF A MINOR AND ULTIMATELY EVEN NEGLIGIBLE EPISODE IN THE HISTORY OF A VERY FAMOUS FAMILY  BY JOSHUA COHEN

Cohen’s stinging comedy explores Jewish identity and campus politics in a fictional imagining of the current Israeli Prime Minister’s family and their time spent in the U.S. in the early 1960s.

Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Moderated by Sharon DeLevie


Mah Jongg has been suspended until further notice.

Meetings will take place weekly at Temple Beth Abraham on Mondays (unless there is a holiday, and then the meeting will be moved to Thursday that week) once Construction has completed.

This is a friendly, non-competitive (no betting) gathering.

Email adulted@tba-ny.org or call the temple office (914) 631-1770 for more information.

Free for Temple members; $2.00/session for guests.


Past Adult Education Events:

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