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5785 Adult Education

Ongoing study of Jewish tradition, history, literature, and thought is a critical component of Jewish life, and a central, dynamic element of Jewish experience. Under the inspired leadership of Rabbi Emeritus Scott Glass and now Rabbi Caleb Brommer, our community has developed multiple opportunities and venues for us to engage Jewish texts and ideas. Adult Education classes are open to all members of the TBE community free of charge. Contributions to the Adult Education Fund support this program and are deeply appreciated. 

Registration is mandatory in order to set up the Social Hall and produce the necessary number of handouts for courses. Please note that some education opportunities are ongoing, and others are one-day events.  You may email us at: adulted@tbeithaca at any time for more information.
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Yes! I want to register for Temple Beth-El's Adult Education programs.  Please register me for:

In the late 1970s, Irving Howe predicted that American-Jewish fiction would disappear after the deaths of Bellow, Roth, and Malamud. Happily, he has been proven wrong many times over. Four subjects we keep writing about--and why they never get old.

Joan Leegant
Sunday, September 8, 2024 @ 7 pm in the Social Hall and via Zoom


Cantor Richard Rosenfield
Sundays @10am

In person and on zoom

Cantor Richard Rosenfield
Sundays @11:15 am

In person and on zoom

Ross Brann
Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 9 @ 7pm

Participants should bring to class a Jewish Publication Society Tanakh

Elliot Shapiro
Short story: Samson Raphaelson. “The Day of Atonement” (pub. 1922)
Movie: The Jazz Singer (dir. Alan Crosland 1927)
Thursday, November 7th @ 7:30pm

Novella: Abraham Cahan. Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto (pub. 1896)
Movie: Hester Street (dir. Joan Micklin Silver 1975)
Thursday March 27th @ 7:30pm

Short story: Isaac Bashevis Singer. “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy.” (pub. 1963: in Yiddish, then in English)
Movie: Yentl (dir. Barbra Streisand 1983)
Thursday, May 8th @ 7:30pm

Joe Regenstein
Sunday, November 3 @ 7pm

Rebecca Lesses
Wednesday, November 6th @ 7pm

Deborah Starr
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, @ 7pm

Participants should bring to class a copy of Mr. Mani (1993 pb)

Jason Mokhtarian
Thursdays, February 20, 27, Mar 6 @ 7pm

Participants should bring to class a Jewish Publication Society Tanakh

Ross Brann
Wednesdays, March 19, 26, April 9, 16 @ 7pm

Participants should bring to class a Jewish Publication Society Tanakh

Jonathan Boyarin
Mondays, April 21, 28; May 5 @ 7pm

Temple members may donate today or mail a check to the office.  Your donation and financial support of Temple Beth-El is greatly appreciated!
Tue, July 16 2024 10 Tammuz 5784