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.


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.

No class on January 9, 2019

Saturdays during Conservative Services, 9:00am


mah jongg tile pile

Mondays at 1:00pm.

Due to the New Year’s Eve holiday, the December 31 gathering will meet on Thursday, January 3.

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, the January 21 gathering will meet on Thursday, January 24.

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


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

December 19 and 26 and January 2, 16, 23 and 30

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:

RSVP Required: or call the Temple Office at 914-631-1770


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

Next Movie Mavens: Saturday January 5, 7:00pm

click on the picture for the trailer

And Then She Arrived (VeAz Hi Hegiaa)

Based on a true story. 30-year-old Dan Freilich, has everything he could ever hope for and then some: the perfect job at his father’s law firm, the perfect loving family, and the perfect girlfriend. But a chance encounter with a waitress in Jerusalem makes him realize something was missing all along.


Miss Productions, 2017, 104 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.


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

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.

Daytime group will meet Friday, January 11 at 10:00am

As Close To Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Polinar

In 1948, a small stretch of Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named ‘Bagel Beach’, has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.
During the weekdays, freedom reigns. Ada, the family beauty, relaxes and grows more playful, unimpeded by her rule-driven, religious husband. Vivie, once terribly wronged by her sister, is now the family diplomat and an increasingly inventive chef. Unmarried Bec finds herself forced to choose between the family-centric life she’s always known and a passion-filled life with the married man with whom she’s had a secret years-long affair.
But when a terrible accident occurs on the sisters’ watch, a summer of hope and self-discovery transforms into a lifetime of atonement and loss for members of this close-knit clan. Seen through the eyes of Molly, who was 12 years old when she witnessed the accident, this is the story of a tragedy and its aftermath, of expanding lives painfully collapsed. Can Molly, decades after the event, draw from her aunt Bec’s hard-won wisdom and free herself from the burden that destroyed so many others?”
National Jewish Book Club

Moderated by Linda Gerstman

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


Sunday, January 27, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by  Temple Beth Abraham’s past president, Allison Fine, Co-Founder of Underwire: A Community of Elected Women, and featuring Rabbi David Holtz

We will discuss Judaism’s tradition of supporting reproductive freedom and abortion rights for women. We will also discuss the current political climate and the burgeoning rise of the religious left to confront new restrictions on women’s autonomy. Women’s Circle Women’s circle has been suspended until further notice


Olives and Grapes Tasting Seminar

Saturday, February 9, 7:00pm

Join us as Temple Beth Abraham and The Blue Olive Shop host an interactive cooking seminar.

Taste boutique olive oils and vinegars, learn how to use them to prepare savory and sweet dishes, and enjoy select wines and cheeses.  This hands-on cooking and tasting event is presented by experts from The Blue Olive Shop, an artisanal purveyor of fine oils and vinegars in the Hudson Valley.

TBA Members: $10.00 ($15.00 at the door)

Guests: $15.00 ($20.00 at the door)

Sign up on EventBrite: or call the Temple Office (914) 631-1770

Members and Guests welcome.




Women’s Circle is no longer meeting, and is looking to revamp the program

Please complete this survey to help us determine our next steps.

Please call the office or email to volunteer or for more information.

Click here to see the flyer with the schedule and synopses.