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:

The chair of the Adult Education Committee is Bernice Rogowitz.


TORAH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

discussion groupWednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
There will be no Torah study on Shavuot

Saturdays during Conservative Services, 9:00am

The class goes at its own pace through the Five Books of Moses 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.


mah jongg tile pile


A friendly, non-competitive Mah Jongg game on Mondays at 1:00pm.
Email to ensure there are enough players for a game.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members



Watercolor painting, Drawing, Paper Cutting, etc.

Wednesdays May 3 and June 7, 4:00-6:00pm

Join fellow congregants to create art in a relaxed, supportive environment.  Whether you’re a seasoned artist or haven’t done an art project since elementary school, you are welcome.

No admission charge.  Just drop in.  To register, send an email to Laurie Forman at, or call the office.


Friday, May 12 at 10:00am

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

 When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

Moderator: Linda Gerstman
Light refreshments served
Guests: $2.00; free to TBA members


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

May 20:  Footnote

Footnote is the story of a rivalry between father and son, both professors at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on academic accolades, while the father is a stubborn purist with contempt for the establishment but a thirst for recognition. When both men learn that the father will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Winner: Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
and Winner: Best Film and 9 other Israeli Film Academy Awards
Movie Plus, 2011, 107 min., Rated PG

Movies are free to members, $5/guest to offset the cost of refreshments
Next Movie Mavens Date:
Snow date Makeup: June 17 – “The Human Resources Manager”




May 26, 5:45 pm

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 to RSVP.


Digitized by the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory at the Center for Jewish

Sunday Brunch and Paper Cutting Workshop with Cantor Mandi Beckenstein

NOTE NEW DATE:   Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00pm

Come learn about the Jewish art of paper cutting, in this exciting brunch, lecture, and hands-on workshop led by Cantor Mandi Beckenstein.   The admission fee includes the brunch, lecture and a hands-on workshop where you’ll create framable examples of paper-cutting art.

  • $6.00 for TBA members; $8:00 for guests ($8.00 and $10.00 at the door)
  • Buy a paper-cutting kit for $12.00 (or bring your own supplies)

For tickets: Click here for Eventbrite; type in your browser; or call the Office.




hebrew-conversationSundays, 9:30am-10:30am

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering a Conversational Hebrew class on Sunday mornings during Religious school.  Our teacher, David Brandwein, has lived in Israel for 8 years, and has taught Ulpan Hebrew. Our class will follow the Ulpan method, which focuses on the spoken word.

Please contact for more information.