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                                           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:



TANAKH STUDY with Rabbi David Holtz

Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am via ZOOM

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.

Saturdays during Conservative Services, 9:00am




mah jongg tile pileMondays at 1:00pm.

A friendly, non-competitive (no betting) Mah Jongg game for members and guests.

Due to the President’s Day holiday, the February 17 gathering will meet on Thursday, February 20

When there is a holiday or conflict on a Monday, that week’s game will move to Thursday, if possible.

$2.00/session for guests; free for TBA members



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

TBABooks@Night: Evening group will meet Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30pm via ZOOM 

Jews and Words by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

Why are words so important to so many Jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz-Salzberger roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Through a blend of storytelling and scholarship, conversation and argument, father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism's most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation.

Moderated by Sharon DeLevie


TBA Book Club: Morning group will meet Friday, July 10

My Mother's Son by David Hirshberg

"The story is told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post-WWII Boston.... From the opening line of the book, 'When you're a kid, they don't always tell you the truth.', the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against a backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, persecution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that resonates with today's America."  (From the inside flap of the book cover.)

Moderated by Linda Gerstman

Both sessions: Guests: $2.00; free to TBA members



Select Saturdays throughout the year at 7:00pm - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


link to movie trailer for "Cupcakes"Next Movie Mavens: 


A moderated discussion follows the film with coffee and dessert.

Free for members, $5 for guests to offset the cost of refreshments.

Click here for the full list and descriptions of upcoming Movie Mavens selections



Celebrate, study and explore Jewish Women’s issues and history. Life experience is the only tool you’ll need.

Next Women’s Circle: 

Those who wish to eat something before services, should feel free to bring something for themselves. Please be aware of Temple Beth Abraham’s kashrut (kosher) policy.  Since we do not allow both meat and dairy at the same event, we ask that you bring only DAIRY (contains milk) or PAREVE (neither dairy nor meat, e.g., vegetarian) items.

For those who want or want to provide a snack to share, that is welcome, but it should be pareve.

Thu, July 25 2024 19 Tammuz 5784