American Jewish Life

American Jewish Life

Click on the links below to learn about our community learning and social opportunities:



TBElle Music Club

TBE Book Club

Lunch & Learn

Tuesday Opportunities


Time: 12:30-2:30 pm

Fee:  Free 

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


Come join in the fun and community time!  To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please be in touch with Bunny Cohen.

Space is limited

TBElle Music Club (sponsored by TBElle)
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!


MAHLER: "Resurrection" with facilitator Myrna Freedman

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Fee:  Free 

Date: Tuesday, November 21

His worlds in sound start with the five-movement symphony No. 2.


GOSPEL MUSIC with facilitator Gloria Rose in keeping with the season

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Fee:  Free 

Date: Tuesday, December 19


RSVP 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

2017-2018 Dates: Oct 25, Nov 29, Jan 3 & 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27 

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].

November 29

The First Love Story by Bruce Feiler 

The author describes this as a story of Adam, Eve and us... the love story that gets lost in the tales of sin and exile; the story that has been represented and interpreted through the ages re-examined for its meaning for relationships today.

Lunch & Learn (formerly Lunchtime Conversations)

Instructor: Different Speaker Each Session, please see list below

Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Class Fee:  Free

Spring 2018 Dates: Mar 6, 13, 20 & 27, Apr 3 & 10

Description:  A series of weekly events, held during the TBElle program, 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!

MARCH 6 - 



MARCH 27 - 


APRIL 10 - 


2017-2018 Lunchtime Conversations Committee: Susan Brown, Susan Freedman, Carol Salter and Debby Turney