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. The chair of our Adult Ed committee is Liz Ross. For more information about TBA’s Adult Education Programming or to join the Adult Education Committee, please e-mail: email@example.com
TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz
Tanakh Study will take place via Zoom until further notice. For Zoom links, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the Tuesday prior at noon.
Saturdays during Conservative Services.
Due to the upcoming Holidays, Wednesday’s Torah study will be suspended until October 6
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.
Next Women’s Circle meeting: September 23.
We will be discussing The Mikvah with Yanira Quinones, TBA’s Director of Education
A congregant-led discussion on topics of interest to Jewish Women and those who identify as Jewish Women.
Moderated by Sharon DeLevie
The Flood (Mabul)
October 9, 2021 at 7:00pm
Intellectually gifted, but physically undeveloped, Yoni is a bullied 13-year-old student. His parents communicate with each other through him, if at all. A week before his Bar Mitzvah, his autistic brother, Tomer, 17, returns home. As family pressures mount and past secrets emerge, Yoni’s Torah portion—relating the story of Noah and the flood—comes to take on multiple meanings, not only in the two brothers’ lives but for the whole family and their extended community.
United Channel Movies, 2010, 100 Min.
The October movie and discussion will take place on Zoom.
A moderated discussion follows the film.
Email email@example.com for the link. Requests for the Zoom link should be made at least two days prior at noon.
NAMASTE AND SHALOM: A VIRTUAL TOUR OF JEWISH INDIA
Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 (on Zoom)
Take a trip to Jewish India! India’s Jewish heritage is a rich cultural and historical saga that stretches from biblical times until today. Explore each of India’s Jewish communities as we visit sites and synagogues in Bombay, Calcutta, and Cochin. Led by Rahel Musleah, who was born in Calcutta, the seventh-generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Today, Rahel is a New York-based award-winning journalist, author, singer, speaker and educator. She is looking forward to travel opening up so she can resume taking visitors on Jewish heritage tours of India. In the meantime, she is bringing India to you!
Click HERE to register. Registration required.
TBA has TWO Reading Groups. Each group will meet every other month.
TBA Book Club: The Daytime Book Club
Next meeting: November 12, 2021 at 10:00am (whether in person or via Zoom t/b/d.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Requests for the Zoom link (if meeting via Zoom) should be made by November 10 at noon.
WALKING ISRAEL BY MARTIN FLETCHER
From the much lauded author of “Breaking News “comes a version of “Walking the Bible” just for Israel. With its dense history of endless conflict and biblical events, Israel’s coastline is by far the most interesting hundred miles in the world. As longtime chief of NBC’s Tel Aviv news bureau, Martin Fletcher is in a unique position to interpret Israel, and he brings it off in a spectacular and novel manner. Last year he strolled along the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, observing facets of the country that are ignored in news reports, yet tell a different and truer story. “Walking Israel “is packed with hilarious moments, historical insights, emotional, true-life tales, and, above all, great storytelling. (From the publisher)
Moderated by Linda Gerstman
TBA Books@Night: The Evening Book Club
Next meeting: November 17 at 7:00pm (whether in person or via Zoom t/b/d.) Email email@example.com for more information. Requests for the Zoom link (if meeting via Zoom) should be made by November 15 at noon.
APEIROGON: A NOVEL BY COLUM MCCANN
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2020 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, iPAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SCOTSMAN, IRISH TIMES, BBC.COM, WATERSTONES.COM
How do we continue living once we have lost our reason to live?
Rami and Bassam live in the city of Jerusalem – but exist worlds apart, divided by an age-old conflict. And yet they have one thing in common. Both are fathers; both are fathers of daughters – and both daughters are now lost.
When Rami and Bassam meet, and tell one another the story of their grief, the most unexpected thing of all happens: they become best of friends. And their stories become one story, a story with the power to heal – and the power to change the world.
Moderated by Kimberly Marcus and Sharon DeLevie
Mah Jongg has been suspended until further notice.
Meetings will take place weekly at Temple Beth Abraham on Mondays (unless there is a holiday, and then the meeting will be moved to Thursday that week) once Construction has completed.
This is a friendly, non-competitive (no betting) gathering.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the temple office (914) 631-1770 for more information.
Free for Temple members; $2.00/session for guests.
Scenes from some past Adult Education Events: