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.

Summer Study sessions: July 18 and 25, August 15, 22, and 29.

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

 


BOOK CLUB:

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


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

Eternal Life: A Novel by Dara Horn.
Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die.
Her recent troubles—widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son—are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she’s tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever.
But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren—consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering—develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out.

Moderator: Linda Gerstman


Evening group will meet Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00pm

Image result for nine folds make a paper swanNine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan
“Gilligan makes a stellar U.S. debut with this wistful and lyrical multigenerational tale linking the struggles of two immigrant Jewish families in Dublin with an Irish Catholic woman’s complicated relationship with her Jewish lover. The book is narrated by the three central characters: Ruth, who emigrates with her family from Lithuania in 1901 and winds up in Cork; Shem, struck mute after discovering his adored mother’s shocking secret, and then institutionalized in 1958; and Aisling, a journalist expat in London in 2011 who must decide whether to convert to Judaism to marry boyfriend Noah. These characters long for acceptance and freedom within the rigid strictures of culture and religion. Gilligan weaves a mesmerizing blend of plot and character while exploring themes of assimilation and displacement, suggesting what binds us all is storytelling.”-Publishers Weekly

 

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!

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

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.


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