Temple Beth Elohim Lifelong Learning Experience
Get yourself a teacher and find yourself a friend. -Pirke Avot 1.6
TBElle returns on February 28!
SPRING 2017 SESSION DATES: February 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, April 4
Click HERE for our Lunch & Learn Program
Different from anything else currently offered at the temple, classes are led by fellow congregants who are willing to share their knowledge and interests in a relaxed, fun learning experience. There are limited spaces within each class, so please sign up ASAP! Classes begin at 10:00 am or 12:45 pm and last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Between sessions there will be a "lunch and learn" speaker from 11:30-12:30 (click here to view the list of lunchtime speakers). Come for the morning class and stay for lunch (please bring your lunch); come for lunch and stay for the afternoon class; or come for all! There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.
MORNING SESSION (10:00-11:15)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ISRAEL: FROM PEACE WITH EGYPT TO THE PRESENT DAY, with Rabbi Bob Orkand
Rabbi Bob Orkand will continue his popular course on Israeli history, beginning with the first Palestinian Intifada, the Perisan Gulf War and the Middle East Peace process, the second Intifada and Ariel Sharon's ascent to power, and events of recent years. No prior knowledge is needed and each class session will stand alone.
PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 7, 14, 21, & 28, APRIL 4 & 18
AFTERNOON SESSION (12:45 - 2:15/2:30)
JEWS ON BROADWAY ACT II, with Don Drourr
Act II of Jews on Broadway will be in 2 scenes. Scene 1 will be the great Jewish composers/lyricists we never got to in Act I: The likes of
Frank Loesser, Adler & Ross, Anthony Newley, Lerner & Loewe, Shoenberg & Boublil, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch & Alan Menken (Subject to revision). I’ll go into a little more detail about the writers lives, some, of whom, you say "Who?" But, trust me, you know their shows. Scene 2 will concentrate on "The Master", Stephen Sondheim, and more specifically, his groundbreaking, "Company", which changed the "musical comedy" genre to "Musical". Forever!! This is not a course concerning Jewish Life or Jewish studies, although I will briefly discuss Jewish characters on Broadway and how they’ve been portrayed. This is a course for those of you who LOVE musical theatre, written by Jews or Non. And needless to say, the "out of town tryout" is subject to massive revisions by its creative team prior to opening night. Please come and enjoy whatever it is I end up with; I know I and the first class did.
NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL RUN UNTIL 2:15-2:30 EACH WEEK.
THIS CLASS IS FULL! LEARN TO PLAY CANASTA, with Margie Henzi and Renee Silva
Two years ago, Margie and Renee introduced Canasta to the TBE community. By popular demand, we have invited them back for a TBElle Canasta beginners course. You will start out by learning the basics and then you will play, play, play! Join us, and you too can become a ‘maven’. Class size is limited!
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS WILL RUN FROM 12:45-2:15.
Open to the TBE Community, reservations are not required. The program runs from 11:30-12:30 pm. Bring a bag lunch and join us in the Beit Midrash.
Speaker: Susan Peppercorn
TOPIC: How to be Resilient in Challenging Times
Speaker: Dr. Susan Pauker
TOPIC: What you can do to Help Plan for Healthy Grandchildren
Speaker: Carolyn Kohlman
TOPIC: Catch the Bug! Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy
Speaker: Devon Barker
TOPIC: The Digital World for All Generations
Speaker: Joel Trachman
TOPIC: Trump’s Trade War? The Politics, Economics, and Law of the Trump Administration’s International Trade Policy
Speaker: Rabbi Josh Franklin
TOPIC: Jewish Liturgy through Art
Contact Lynn Burke (781) 235-8419 x211 with questions or for additional information.