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


UPCOMING EVENTS:

TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

discussion groupWednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
There will not be classes on July 3, 10 or 31.
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

mah jongg tile pile

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


MOVIE MAVENS

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 adulted@tba-ny.org


ISRAELI DANCE WITH LENG

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

May 29, June 5, 19 and 26.

As of July, Israeli Dance with Leng will be held at the Shames JCC on the Hudson (click here for more information)

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


BOOK CLUB:

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


Evening group will meet Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30pm

The Weight of InkThe Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.
When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”

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


Daytime group will meet Friday, July 12 at 10:00am

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

Moderated by Linda Gerstman


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


WOMEN’S CIRCLE:

Women’s Circle is back and better than ever!

Members and Guests are welcome to attend-there is no charge for this event and it ends in time to attend Reform Friday night services at 7:30pm.

 

 

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


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