Learning and Conversation
NEW! TBE Music Club
Hosted By: Art Gerstenfeld
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
First Monthly Meeting:
Tuesday, February 21, 1:30 to 3:00 pm at TBE
Art Gerstenfeld, facilitator of the vastly popular TBElle "Music Around The World" music class, is starting the TBE Music Club. The first monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 21, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at TBE. Prior to each meeting we will listen to one or more works of a composer or performer and read about that composer or genre of music. One or more class members will act as facilitator. At the end of each meeting we select a different composer or performer for the next meeting. Art will be the facilitator for the first meeting on February 21. He has selected the composer Johann Sebastian Bach and the Brandenburg Concertos. Each one is a treasure in itself.
RSVP to Art Gerstenfeld, [email protected] or (617) 852-5748 so that we will know how many to expect for this first meeting. We hope this will be the beginning a good journey for all of us. 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. Come join us!
Instructor: 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 - The Angel: The Egyptian Spy who Saved Israel, by Uri Bar Joseph
May 31 - TBD
Lunch & Learn (formerly Lunchtime Conversations)
Time: 11:45 am-1:15 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
April - NO MEETING
May 9 - Nicole Vecchiotti and Mark Hirsh
2016-17 Lunchtime Conversations Committee: Susan Brown, Susan Freedman, Carol Salter and Debby Turney
Instructor: Robin Kalis
Time: 9:30 - Noon
Class Fee: $160 for all three sessions OR $75 for the Fall or Passover sessions and $25 for the Hanukkah session. Costs are inclusive of all classes within a series and will not be reduced should you be unable to attend all the classes in a particular series.
Dates: Fall Holidays: September 14, 21 & 28 / Hanukkah: December 21 / Passover: March 22, 29 & April 5
Description: Join Robin as she helps us prepare for our holiday meals. We will prep, cook and enjoy the "fruits of our labor!"