Classes, Groups and Committees

Adult Biblical Hebrew for Advanced Beginners & Intermediate Students

These classes are for adults who know their letters, but want to work on their Hebrew skills. It is taught by our talented Director of Education, Morissa Freiberg.

Adult Biblical Hebrew for Beginners – Offered every other year
This class is for adults who do not know their Hebrew letters. It is taught by our talented Director of Education, Morissa Freiberg.

Adult Education Committee

Our Adult Education Committee plans an innovative program of courses and lectures to enrich and inspire the Beth Tikvah Membership and Community. This active group participates in and provides diverse educational opportunities for adult members through events such as Torah study, book discussions, Hebrew and Yiddish classes, overnight retreats, and guest lectures. Planning for these activities and events goes on all year and new ideas are welcomed. Come study, discuss and learn with us!

To get involved or find out more, contact Michael Flamm.

Downtowners

Join Rabbi Kellner and Beth Tikvah members who work downtown on the third Thursday of the month for a brown-bag lunch-and-learn hour at 12:00 PM featuring discussions on issues in Jewish faith and life, from rituals and beliefs to contemporary Israel and the American Jewish community. Meetings take place at the offices of Luper, Neidenthal and Logan (50 W. Broad St, Suite 1200, in the LeVeque Tower.)  All are welcome!

Sunday Morning Book Club

Multi-generational book lovers gather weekly to delve deeper into their shared literary passion and provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn about, explore, and discuss Judaism through literature. The Sunday Morning Book group reads and discusses works of fiction by Jewish writers or with Jewish-related themes. Newcomers are welcome to become a part of this dynamic community where books provide a backdrop for connection and friendship.

The Sunday Morning Book group generally meets every 3rd Sunday of the month in the morning. For upcoming book discussions, dates, times, and locations, please check the calendar.

Below is a sample of recent book titles discussed.

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Rashi’s Daughters by Maggie Anton

Sunday Evening Study Group: Fall Session Begins Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. 

The Sunday Evening Study Group offers a monthly opportunity to study Jewish history through books and films. The participant-led group discussion addresses questions and trends in Judaism. It is appropriate for all levels of adult learner, Jewish and non-Jewish, whether you are an experienced student, looking for a way in to learn more about Judaism for the first time, or somewhere in-between. Topics are listed by date, and you are welcome to attend the entire series or pick and choose.

This fall, we will read and discuss The Lions’ Den – Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky by Susie Linfield. Order this selection today by clicking the link below. Meet Sundays at 7 p.m. this fall in the Rabbi Gary A. Huber Library to enjoy lively discussion with your Beth Tikvah friends. For this first session on Sept. 8, we will begin by reading the Introduction and Chapter 1. We will continue discussion in sessions on Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 24, and Dec. 8. Email Rose Luttinger to learn more or be added to the group email list.

Torah Study with Rabbi Kellner

Rabbi Kellner will lead Torah Study on Shabbat mornings from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.  Please contact the temple office at 885-6286 if you would like to join this group.

Women’s Torah Study

Women’s Torah Study meets the first Monday of the month. The class focuses on the role of women in the Torah. Morissa Freiberg, Director of Education, leads this group.