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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.

SundaySun, 9 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Erev Sukkot-Sukkah Decorating, Dinner, & Service

Sunday, Oct 9th 5:00p to 7:00pCome and make decorations for our Sukkah, enjoy an informal dinner of pizza and salad and welcome Sukkot with a short family service, where we will shake the lulav and smell the etrog. Registration required.

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MondayMon, 10 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Book Club "The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and Talmud" by Maggie Anton

Monday, Oct 10th 7:00p to 8:00pThe October 10 book will be "The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and Talmud" by Maggie Anton. A powerful love story with a purpose: to challenge Jewish customs concerning women, marriage, and equality. The award-winning author of Rashi's Daughters, Maggie Anton, has written a wholly transformative novel that takes characters inspired by Chaim Potok and ages them into young adults in Brooklyn in the 1950s, a time of Elvis & Marilyn, communist scares & polio vaccines, Jewish migration & American integration. When Hannah Eisen, a successful journalist, interviews Rabbi Nathan Mandel, a controversial Talmud professor, she persuades him to teach her the mysteries of the text forbidden to women—even though it might cost him his job if discovered. Secret meetings and lively discussions bring the two to the edge of a line that neither dares to cross, as their relationships with each other and Judaism are tested. We will meet via Zoom.

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WednesdayWed, 19 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Anshei Mitzvah

Wednesday, Oct 19th (All day)Our Director of Congregational Learning and Clergy are pleased to offer another chance to become Bar/Bat/B Mitzvah: to learn Hebrew and to study the basics of Judaism. Hebrew classes will be virtual on Wednesdays with Fran Pearlman and the monthly Judaica classes will be taught by Rabbi, Fran and Cantor on a rotating basis. We invite all adults to take this opportunity to learn together and to share together. This is a two-year program culminating in a Anshei Mitzvah service led by the students.

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TuesdayTue, 25 OctOctober, 2022

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Tuesday, Oct 25th 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, 7 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Book Club "At the End of the World, Turn Left" by Zhanna Slor.

Monday, Nov 7th 7:00p to 8:00pMasha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in Israel. Anna was just an infant when her family fled, but yearns to find her roots. When Anna is contacted by a stranger from their homeland and then disappears, Masha is called home to Milwaukee to find her. In her former home, Masha immerses herself in her sister’s life—which forces her to recall the life she, too, had left behind, and to confront her own demons. What she finds in her search for Anna will change her life, and her family, forever. We will meet via Zoom.

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WednesdayWed, 30 NovNovember, 2022

Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Wednesday, Nov 30th 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, 5 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
Book Club "Her Hidden Genius: A Novel" by Marie Benedict

Monday, Dec 5th 7:00p to 8:00pRosalind Franklin has always been an outsider—brilliant, but different. Whether working at the laboratory she adored in Paris or toiling at a university in London, she feels closest to the science, those unchanging laws of physics and chemistry that guide her experiments. When she is assigned to work on DNA, she believes she can unearth its secrets. Marie Benedict's powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind. We will meet via Zoom.

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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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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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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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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.

Thu, September 29 2022 4 Tishrei 5783