15727 NE 4th Street • Bellevue, WA 98008 • (425) 603-9677

Jewish Learning is a lifetime endeavor!

At Temple B’nai Torah, we offer a variety of opportunities to engage with the community through guest speakers, classes, trips, movies, and books. In addition, we co-sponsor Endless Opportunities. Endless Opportunities is a community based program offering a variety of activities tailored for Jewish adults ages 60+ which take place throughout the Seattle area. We look forward to seeing you at our ongoing adult education events.

Upcoming Adult Education Events

Explore Judaism: Dip your Toe Into The Well of Jewish Wisdon
Sundays 10:45 am-12:15 pm, beginning January 26

Free for Members, $60 for non-members

Explore Jewish history, holidays, life-cycle events, theology, prayer and Hebrew with three amazing guides, each with a unique perspective: Rabbi Sydney Danzinger, Rabbi Jim Morel and Hebrew teacher, Rona Frank. The course will run for 12 weeks and is open to Jews who would like to deepen their foundational understanding of Judaism, non-Jews exploring the possibility of conversion or anyone just wanting to know more.

To register, email contact@templebnaitorah.org

Endless Opportunities

Pavel’s War: Escape, Survival, Assimilation
Thursday, January 9
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle: 1441 16th Ave, Seattle

Join esteemed author Peter Curtis for a discussion of his latest novel, Pavel’s War. It tells the story of the Kohut family as they endure violence and exile until they can escape Prague and, surviving through love and resilience, cross Nazi-occupied Europe to arrive in the London Blitz. Still, family bonds splinter as the Kohuts struggle to adapt to wartime British society.

 

Living Under Communism with Isaac Gott
Tuesday, January 14
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid: 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island

This presentation asks us to consider “collective interest vs. individual freedom” and how balance might be created between a combination of the two. Isaac Gott will approach this by sharing stories of his youth under Russian occupation in Romania and Eastern Europe. He will share examples of how human rights, inclusion, economy, freedom, family, and rights to worship were undermined. 

 

Machloket: Constructive Debate with Rabbi Daniel Weiner
Tuesday, January 21
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Temple De Hirsh Sinai: 3850 156th SE, Bellevue

Temple De Hirsch Sinai’s Senior Rabbi, Daniel Weiner will lead us in conversation about the polarized nature of our current political climate in the United States and what antidotes Judaism has to offer. We will delve into the evolution and examples of machloket l’shem shamayim, the art of constructive debate. Leave inspired to have a hand in creating more of these in our community today.