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: adulted@tba-ny.org

The chair of the Adult Education Committee is Bernice Rogowitz.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

Saturdays during Conservative Services, 9:00am


MAH JONGG

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Mondays at 1:00pm.
A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game
Email adulted@tba-ny.org to ensure there are enough players for a game.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members

 


ISRAELI DANCE WITH LENG

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

November 7, 28 & December 5, 19 and 26

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: http://ctisraelidance.com

RSVP Required: adulted@tba-ny.org or call the Temple Office at 914-631-1770


MOVIE MAVENS

Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

Next Movie Mavens: Saturday November 3, 7:00pm

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The Women’s Balcony

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, thec ongregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates a rift between the community’s women and men.

SUBTITLED

Pie Films, 2017, 96 min., Not Rated

Every month, Temple Beth Abraham presents movies with Jewish themes or content. A moderated discussion immediately follows 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.


BOOK CLUB:

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


Daytime group will meet Friday, November 16 at 10:00am

Count to A Thousand by Caroline Goldberg Igra.  Ms. Igra will be at this meeting when we discuss her book!
This is the story of an American woman who decides to move to Israel with her children and make a permanent home there. Easier said than done! How does one make a new place one’s home while still remembering life back in America? Reconstruct the life that was or build an entirely new one? Accept the changes one must make in a new country with a different culture or retreat from one’s original decision? These are the questions that haunt Victoria, but ones with which she must come to terms. The induction of her elder son into the IDF and unforeseen events force Victoria to face some answers. The author herself was born in America but has lived most of her adult life in Israel. Her insights into life as an expat most certainly play into this novel.

Moderator: Linda Gerstman


Evening group will meet Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00pm

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

This book is a series of short stories in which characters reveal and define themselves through their embrace of Jewish orthodoxy and tradition, tackling questions of morality and history. In each story the reader is made to see events from the storyteller’s perspective, but there is never just one perspective, the idea being to show how difficult it is to adopt someone else’s viewpoint. In the title story two couples play “the Anne Frank game”, wondering which of their non-Jewish friends would hide them should another Holocaust occur. What would you decide? Would you make the same kind of choice as the storyteller?

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


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


WOMEN’S CIRCLE:

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Women’s Circle is not meeting over the summer, but if you are interested in helping to organize the 2018-2019 calendar, please let us know!

Next Women’s Circle: Friday, November 29, 5:45pm (ending in time for the 7:30pm Shabbat Service)

Celebrate, study and explore subjects of interest to today’s Jewish Women.   You do not have to read or prepare anything in advance. Life experience is the only tool you’ll need.  Members and Guests welcome.

There is no charge to attend. We welcome donations for a light snack (Oneg) after the gathering and before the 7:30pm Reform Kabbalat Shabbat service when we meet on Friday.

Please call the office or email tbawomenscircle@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.


MOVIE MAVENS

Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

Next Movie Mavens: Saturday December 1, 7:00pm

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Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

Tracing the Jewish involvement from its earliest days, through the tumultuous war years to today’s All-Star games, the film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them. Narrated by two-time Academy Award® winner Dustin Hoffman, this film sheds new light on America’s national pastime

Clear Lake Historical Prod., 2010, 91 min., Not Rated

Every month, Temple Beth Abraham presents movies with Jewish themes or content. A moderated discussion immediately follows 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.

 


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