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Continuing Education

The study of sacred texts connects us with God and to others, enriches spiritual and educational growth, and helps us to live at our best. Lifelong learning opportunities include weekly Torah study and other learning sessions with Rabbi, Book Club, Abraham Salons, Adult B'nai Mitzvah, movies and discussion, guest lectures, educational outings and more.

WednesdayWed, 21 DecDecember, 2022

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Wednesday, Dec 21st 7:00p to 8:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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MondayMon, 9 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
Book Club- “Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades” by David Steinberg

Monday, Jan 9th 7:00p to 8:00pThe January 9, 2023 book will be “Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades” by David Steinberg. From David Steinberg, a rabbi's son from Winnipeg, Canada, a funny, moving, provocative, insightful look into the soul, wit, and bite of comedy and comedians--a universe unto itself--of the last half-century. Steinberg, through stories, reminiscences, tales of directing, touring, performing, and, through the comedians themselves talking (from more than 75 interviews), makes clear why he loves comedy and comedians who have been by his side in his work, and in his life, for more than sixty years. We will meet via Zoom.

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SundaySun, 22 JanJanuary, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Sunday, Jan 22nd 1:00p to 2:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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MondayMon, 6 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Book Club- “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement” by Jane Ziegelman.

Monday, Feb 6th 7:00p to 8:00pThe February 6, 2023 book will be “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement” by Jane Ziegelman. 97 Orchard is a richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating—of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With 40 recipes included, 97 Orchard is perfect for fans of Rachel Ray’s Hometown Eats; anyone interested in the history of how immigrant food became American food; and “foodies” of every stripe. We will meet via Zoom.

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WednesdayWed, 22 FebFebruary, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Wednesday, Feb 22nd 7:00p to 8:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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ThursdayThu, 23 MarMarch, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Thursday, Mar 23rd 7:00p to 8:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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SaturdaySat, 22 AprApril, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Shabbat, Apr 22nd 6:00p to 7:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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SundaySun, 21 MayMay, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Sunday, May 21st 1:00p to 2:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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TuesdayTue, 20 JunJune, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Tuesday, Jun 20th 7:00p to 8:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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WednesdayWed, 19 JulJuly, 2023

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Wednesday, Jul 19th 7:30p to 8:30pRosh Hodesh (New Moon) – the start of each Hebrew month - has been observed by Jewish women for centuries. Our Rosh Hodesh group at Beth Tikvah offers a unique opportunity to engage spiritually with all who identify as women, age 18 years and over, as we explore the journeys of our lives as reflected through the rich treasury of Jewish stories, texts, and traditions. You can expect:  About 90 minutes of formal engagement  A little learning that expands into shared discussion  A fun or reflective activity  Light noshing and heavy schmoozing (BYO treats to share). Location details will be emailed to all new and past registrants. Past registrants do not need to re-register. Please note! Most events at Beth Tikvah welcome all who come. Due to the unique nature of Rosh Hodesh Gathering, only members of Beth Tikvah and Beth Tikvah Sisterhood are able to join this group. Thank you for understanding. Hodesh tov! May you have a good month!

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Torah Study

Our clergy leads Torah study most Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 am. No prior experience is needed; the sessions are not cumulative. Participants are never put on the spot. Coffee is served along with meaningful conversations, wonderful people, laughter, questions, answers, and a few “aha!” moments.

Lunch & Learn

Rabbi Taron Tachman leads a series of monthly discussions on various aspects of Jewish life from October through May. This eight session course meets at 12:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month.

Book Club

The Beth Tikvah Book Club, sponsored by Adult Education, meets at 7:00pm on the first Monday of each month in the Temple, adjusted for holidays. We have for a lively discussion of a book we’ve selected and read. The chosen books have a connection to Judaism, and may be historical, cultural, fictional, or non-fiction.

Beth Tikvah Library

Whether you're carpooling to Religious School, and need appropriate theme music CDs like "Lots of Latkes" or the Aleph Bet song, or you're looking for a great read with a Jewish connection, the Beth Tikvah Library hosts thousands of materials in both English and Hebrew.

Whether you're carpooling to Religious School, and need appropriate theme music CDs like "Lots of Latkes" or the Aleph Bet song, or you're looking for a great read with a Jewish connection, the Beth Tikvah Library hosts thousands of materials in both English and Hebrew.

The Library provides access to Judaica materials relevant to our entire congregation. Materials include books, periodicals, videos, CD’s and DVD’s in Hebrew and English. The Library hopes to stimulate the study of Judaism and its history and practices as well as its relevance to daily life through a comfortable and supportive environment.

What You'll Find

Don't let the magic stay hidden in the library! Check out Jewish books, CDs, videos, and more.

Some current titles include:

  • "Kosher Cajun Cookbook" (adult)
  • "Naomi's Song" (teen)
  • "Mrs. Katz and Tush" (children)
  • CDs by Itzhak Perlman
  • Videos such as Shalom Sesame
  • View Current Collection Highlights

Library Wish List

Help us grow our library collection with items from our Wish List or more.

  • Donate to the congregation's Library Fundto honor or remember a special person or event.
  • Make a Bar/Bat Mitzvah special with centerpieces of books to donate after the party.

Items may be checked out for 2 weeks at a time.

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