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#JewishLearningforJewishLiving - Adult Education

Members of Temple Beth Israel take adult education very seriously.  Life long learning is a goal and a priority. The Adult Education Committee led by the Vice President of Education plans a robust year of programming for all interests.  See below for upcoming events and sign up.

We thank the Jewish Book Council for the help and assistance with speakers during this year.


See Torah at TBI for the full year of programming!

Rabbi's Monday Night Series - Sp 2019

The spring's Monday night Adult Education class will be entitled:

"A Life of Meaning: Introduction to the Sacred path of Reform Judaism".  

This 5-week class will explore the history of the movement in America, mitzvot and ethics and their role in the movement, justice and how Reform Jews see it as a mission of the movement, spirituality and it’s expression in Reform Judaism and finally,  ongoing revelation and it’s expression.  Please note:  this is a change from the class that was originally advertised. 

Mondays: March 11, 18, 25, April 8 and 15.  Class meets 6:45-8:15pm preceded by an optional supper 6:00pm ($10)



Sunday Morning Learning

Meet the Author:  Michael David Lukas

Sunday, May 19, 2019 (10:00AM)

The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family. For generations, the men of the al-Raqb family have served as watchmen of the storied Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, built at the site where the infant Moses was taken from the Nile. Joseph learns of his ancestor Ali, a Muslim orphan who nearly a thousand years earlier was entrusted as the first watchman of the synagogue and became enchanted by its legendary—perhaps magical—Ezra Scroll. The story of Joseph’s family is entwined with that of the British twin sisters Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 depart their hallowed Cambridge halls on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue.
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo is a moving page-turner of a novel from acclaimed storyteller Michael David Lukas. This tightly woven multigenerational tale illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces—potent magic, forbidden love—that boldly attempt to bridge that divide.

Adult Education Series - 2018-2019

Havdalah and a Movie!


Rescheduled:  Wednesday, May 8 (In honor of Yom Ha'Atzmaut)

Epilogue – Based on archive material, the film reveals the final years of Israel’s founder, David Ben-Gurion. Excluded from leadership, he allowed himself a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise.  A deli dinner will be served.  RSVP for dinner.

YOM Ha'Atzmaut and a Movie!

"Soup"er Study is back!  


Our Thanks to all of our presenters.

Mon, April 22 2019 17 Nisan 5779