American Jewish Life

American Jewish Life

Learning and Conversation

Tuesday Opportunities


Time: 12:30-2:30 pm

Fee:  Free 

Date: Tuesdays, beginning April 25, 12:30 to 2:30 pm in Rooms 214 & 215


After six weeks of learning the skills of playing Canasta, TBElle players are ready to continue their game... and they’re inviting you to join them!  To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please be in touch with Bunny Cohen.  Space is limited

TBE Music Club

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Fee:  Free 

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Beit Midrash

Description: Our objective is to learn more about music we know, to be introduced to some new music, and to enjoy the community of friends with similar musical interests. Different facilitators choose their music/composer of choice to share each meeting. Come join us!

The discussion will be led by Heidi Vernon.  We will be discussing and listening to music from the baroque time and particularly focusing on the violinist and concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society, Aisslinn Nosky. Aisslinn is one of most dynamic and versatile violists performing today!

RSVP's and QUESTIONS to Art Gerstenfeld or (617) 852-5748.

TBE Book Club

Co-Chairs: Helene Kress & Trina Reinach

Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

Class Fee:  Free

2016-2017 Dates: Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 28, Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 30, Apr 26, May 31. Please see book titles below.

Description:  The TBE Book Club is a warm and dynamic group of people looking to share and discuss good reads, expand their perspectives, and get to know one another through lively discussion. All are welcome! For more information contact Helene Kress, [email protected], or Trina Reinach, [email protected].


October 26 -  CANCELLED

November 30 - Their Promised Land, by Ian Buruma 

December 28 - The Attack, by Yasmina Khadra

January 25 - Putting God Second, by Donniel Hartman

February 22 - The Yid, by Paul Goldberg

March 29 - The Notorious RBG, by Shana Knizhnik and Ira Carmon

April 26 - Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer

May 31 - The Angel: The Egyptian Spy who Saved Israel, by Uri Bar Joseph


Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 pm

Judas, by Amos Oz

Wednesday Opportunities

Lunch & Learn (formerly Lunchtime Conversations)

Instructor: Different Speaker Each Session, please see list below

Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Class Fee:  Free

2016-2017 Dates: Sep 13, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9  (Instructors and topics TBD)

Description:  A series of monthly events on wide-ranging Jewish themes offered by TBE’s Caring Community and led by TBE clergy, staff, congregants and invited guests. We are pleased to offer this casual way to meet new friends and stay connected with folks you know. All programs are free and open to TBE community and their friends. Meet us in the Beit Midrash and bring your own brown bag lunch and drink. No RSVPs needed!


September 13 - Rabbi Philip Sherman

October - NO MEETING

November 8 - Don Drourr, Politics (by Jews) on Broadway

December 13 -  Walter Robinson, Contemporary Hip-Hop Midrash Performance to original Torah Story

January 10 - Jerry Goldberg

February 14 - Rabbi Carol Mitchell

March 14 - Carolyn Kohlman


May 9 - Nicole Vecchiotti and Mark Hirsh

2016-17 Lunchtime Conversations Committee: Susan Brown, Susan Freedman, Carol Salter and Debby Turney


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