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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.

Click on the links below to take you to the correct section.  Each image is a direct registration link!

Upcoming Sunday Morning Seminars

Lori's Lunch N' Learn Readings

Torah at TBI 2020

Souper Study

Lori's Lists to read and watch for a long cold winter!

Lunch N Learn - Monthly

Study with Rabbi Weinberg

Missed a class?  Here are the archives!

Torah At TBI 2020-2021

Downloadable Version (UPDATED as of Dec 10!)

Sunday Morning Seminars and Speakers




Readings for Lunch N' Learn with Lori

Lori's Lunch N' Learn for Jan/Feb 2021

To Be a Man

Lori's Lunch N' Learn for Nov/Dec 2020

Readings can be found here:

Week 1 (Nov 6) - Reading 1              Reading 2                 Reading 3

Week 2 (Nov 13) - Reading 1              Reading 2                 Reading 3

Week 3 (Nov 20 - Reading 1              Reading 2                 Reading 3

Week 4 (Dec 4) - Reading 1              Reading 2                 Reading 3

Week 5 (Dec 11) - Reading 1              Reading 2              




Jewish Fiction

  • The Book of V by Anna Solomon*
  • Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland*
  • The Imperfects by Amy Myerson*
  • To Be a Man by Nicole Kraus
  • House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
  • Beyond the Ghetto Gates by Michelle Cameron*
  • An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen
  • The Third Daughter by Talia Carner*
  • The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross*
  • The Last Interview by Eshkol Nevo
  • Exile Music by Jennifer Steil*
  • Liar by Ayelet Gundar Goshen*

Non-Jewish Fiction

  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
  • Group by Christie Tate
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  • The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  • All Adults Here by Emma Straub
  • Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  • Anxious People by Fred Bachman
  • A Star is Bored by Byron Lane
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

Non Fiction

  • Wandering Dixie by Sue Eisenfeld*^
  • Getting Good at Getting Older by Rabbi Laura Geller and Richard Siegel*^
  • When the World Feels Like a Scary Place by Dr. Abigail Gewirtz*^
  • Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb*^
  • The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari
  • The Best of Me by David Sedaris
  • The Unanswered Letter by Faris Cassell*
  • The Betrayal of the Duchess by Maurice Samuels*
  • Becoming Eve by Abby Stein*^
  • Demagogue by Larry Tye*^

*Indicates book in TBI library

^Indicates speakers speaking at TBI sometime through June. Check Torah at TBI for details.



  • Your Honor – Showtime (premiers December 6, 2020) Based on the Israeli series Kvodo 
  • Fauda – Netflix (3 seasons) 
  • When Heroes Fly – Netflix (1 season) Apple TV is producing an American version, Echo 3 (not yet available) 
  • Shtisel – Netflix (2 seasons) Season 3 will be available in June 2021.
  • The US adaptation Emmis, set in New York, is coming soon. 
  • Unorthodox – Netflix (4 episodes) Shira Haas also stars in the new Israeli film Asia which premiered in April 2020.   
  • Stockholm – Amazon Prime (4 episodes) 
  • The Baker and the Beauty – Amazon Prime (1 season) 
  • Tehran – Apple TV (1 season) 
  • The Spy – Netflix (1 season) 
  • Our Boys – HBO (1 season) 
  • Srugim – Amazon Prime (1 season)

Readings for Friday, August 21:

Readings for Friday, August 28:

Readings for Friday, September 4:

Readings for Friday, September 11:


Friday, July 24, 2020


Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020


Friday, June 12, 2020


Friday, June 5, 2020


Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020


Friday, May 1, 2020   (Article from last week)

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020 - Reading


Friday, April 3, 2020 - Reading


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Reading

Souper Study





Monthly Lunch N' Learn

Back by popular demand: Lunch and Learn!


You bring the lunch and we will bring the learning!


Dec 16 - Reading Art: Understanding an artists' message with Rick Isaac

Jan 27 - Discussion with Tamar Groman from CJE SeniorLife

Feb 17 - Book of Jeremiah with author Julie Zuckerman

Mar 17 - Grandparenting Today: How to have a meaningful relationship with Marion Usher

Apr 21 - Fact vs. Fiction: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr Linda Baum

*Holocaust Museum virtual tour on Nelson Mandela is postponed

Study with Rabbi Weinberg

Sat, May 15 2021 4 Sivan 5781