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
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.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Sept. 2 gathering will meet on Thursday, Sept. 5.

A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game
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.

Evening group will meet Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm

Nothing Is Forgotten  by Peter Golden

In 1950s New Jersey, teacher Michael Daniels—or Misha Danielov to his doting Russian-Jewish grandmother—is at loose ends, until he becomes the host of a nightly underground radio show. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.
There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy—a war orphan in her mid-twenties—is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.
But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered. Why would anyone commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman? She had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out for Europe to learn where he—and his grandmother—really came from.

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

Daytime group will meet Friday, September 13 at 10:00am

The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman.

“She[Faye Kellerman] does for the American cop story what P.D. James has done for the British mystery, lifting it beyond genre.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Exceptionally fine suspense.” San Diego Union-Tribune

Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah…. The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover she is a calm and intelligent witness. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. As Rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws, the two grow closer. But before they get to the bottom of this horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking, they threaten to come between the hard-nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.”

Moderated by Linda Gerstman

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


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

A moderated discussion follows the film with coffee and dessert.
Free for members, $5 for guests to offset the cost of refreshments.

The 2018-2019 Movie Mavens season has ended.

If you would like to recommend a film for our 2019-2020 season, please send an email to



Friday, September 13, 5:45pm (ending in time for the 7:30pm Shabbat Service)

Celebrate, study and explore Jewish Women’s issues and history. Life experience is the only tool you’ll need.



Preparing for the High Holy Days.

  • What do you hope to experience on a personal or spiritual level during these days?
  • Do you have a favorite moment during the High Holydays?
  • How do you deal with difficult text?

Please email with your answers or thoughts on the above-questions, or for more information.