Adult Jewish Learning

Jewish education at Temple Beth Israel does not end with religious school. The Adult Jewish Learning Committee provides many opportunities for our congregants to expand their Jewish knowledge. Our program is multifaceted. The Adult Jewish Learning Committee also sponsors field trips, holiday workshops, and a scholar in residence program. Even more is in the works as our program continues to expand. There is something for everyone with Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Beth Israel, including our 18-week Introduction to Judaism course and the iEngage program about Israel! Please check out our  current offerings below.

All activities on Zoom. Links in TBI Temple Update email.
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Join in as we talk about the Jewish-themed movie of the week as listed below. Our congregant, Lila Goldsman, who curated the collection, will lead the discussions on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. The schedule and movies are listed below. Be sure to watch the films at home, prior to the discussion.
June 24:  The Chosen, 1984, Amazon Prime
July 1:      Disobedience, 2017, English Amazon Prime
July 8:      The Tenth Man, 2016, Argentina Netflix
July 15:    The Cakemaker, 2017, Israel-Germany Netflix


The schedule and titles are listed below.This monthly book discussion led by Gary Gilbert will be an excellent opportunity to delve into Israel’s history and her current political and social issues.

Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. 7/28 and Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. all other weeks.

July 28:               Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi
August 26:          Theodor Herzl by Derek Penslar
September 30:    The War of the Return by Einat Will and Adi Schwartz
October 28:         The Conflict over the Conflict by Ken Stern

Turn Your Living Room/Zoom Room into a Stage!
Reading and Discussing Plays Out Loud Together
Tuesdays evenings in August – Stay Tuned! 
NJOP (National Jewish Outreach Program)
Those lucky enough to take the NJOP Hebrew Reading Crash Course 1, taught by our own Dina Lane,  just graduated! It is a marvelous way to learn Prayerbook Hebrew and we all are excited to go further in our learning. So, there are three openings for the Level 2 course. It will be Sundays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. starting Sunday, June 28, and continuing for five weeks.We are thrilled to announce that our own Simon Saul will teach the Level 1 course. The class will start on Tuesday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and continue at that time every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks.


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