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.

Wednesday 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.



June 23, 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.


Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

June 24*:  The Human Resources Manager

The HR Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble: separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees is killed in a suicide bombing and the bakery is accused of inhumanity and indifference, the HR Manager is sent to make things right.

Winner: Best Film and 4 other Israeli Film Academy Awards
2-Team Productions, 2010, 103 min.

Movies are free to members, $5/guest to offset the cost of refreshments
*Snow date Makeup
(NOTE DATE CHANGE from 6/17 to 6/24)


Friday, July 7 at 10:00am

The Attack by Yasmina Khadra

Khadra, the pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul, an exiled Algerian writer celebrated for his politically themed fiction (The Swallows of Kabul), turns his attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this moving novel…. Dr. Amin Jaafari is a man caught between two worlds; he’s a Bedouin Arab surgeon struggling to integrate himself into Israeli society. The balancing act becomes impossible when the terrorist responsible for a suicide bombing that claims 20 lives, including many children, is identified as Jaafari’s wife by the Israeli police. Jaafari’s disbelief that his secular, loving spouse committed the atrocity is overcome when he receives a letter from her posthumously. In an effort to make sense of her decision, Jaafari plunges into the Palestinian territories to discover the forces that recruited her.  (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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