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:

TORAH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

discussion groupWednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
There will be no Torah study on November 22 (Thanksgiving)

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

mah jongg tile pile

Mondays at 1:00pm.
A friendly, non-competitive 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

 


ISRAELI FOLK DANCING WITH LENG

Oct. 18 & 25, November 1, 15 and 29 7:00pm-10:00pm
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 for Temple Beth Abraham Members
  • $15 for visitors and guests
  • $5 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: ctisraelidance.com
RSVP Required: Eventbrite


WEDNESDAY ART CLUB

Watercolor painting, Drawing, Paper Cutting, etc.
November 1 and December 6, 4:00-6:00pm

Are you interested in watercolor painting, paper cutting, drawing, beading, or needle arts? Why not join Art Club? Whether you’re a seasoned artist or haven’t done an art project since elementary school, you are welcome! Just bring your supplies, enjoy a little snack, and find a spot at the table. This is a very friendly, low-key group. And, if you’re interested in watercolor, Laurie Forman will provide guidance on technique.

No admission charge.  Just drop in.  To register, send an email to Laurie Forman at adulted@tba-ny.org, or call the office.


WOMEN’S CIRCLE:

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October 27, 5:45pm

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.

 

Join us in October for an interesting and informative program where you will meet and hear from Diana, who will share her personal journey as a mother of a transgender teenage daughter.

 

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 RSVP.


MOVIE MAVENS

Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm

Next Movie Mavens: Saturday November 4, 7:00pm

Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks co-wrote and directed this tale of the American grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein, who struggles to prove that he is not as insane as people believe. Invited to Transylvania, he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. With Gene Wilder (who co-wrote the screenplay), Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

Rated PG. Gruskoff/Venture Films, 1974, 106 min.

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.


BOOK CLUB:

Friday, November 17 at 10:00am

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?

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


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