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

Jewish History Chavurah & Movie Night: Zero Motivation

Jewish History Chavurah

Tuesday, August 20
7 PM at TBT
Who are the Jews from Arab countries? What were relations with Muslims like? What made Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years? What lessons can we learn from the mass exodus of minorities from the Middle East? Join us for a discussion of Uprooted: 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnightby Lyn Julius. Our book after Uprooted will be Wanderings by Chaim Potok. For more information, click here to contact Jeannie Moskowitz.

Movie Night: Zero Motivation
Tuesday, August 27
7 PM at TBT
Join us for this smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Zero Motivation is a unique, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, the film details the power struggles of three women with different agendas. Click here to watch the trailer.
Hebrew Class and Lecture Series (Sunday mornings beginning October 27, 2019)

Instructor: Rona Frank 

Hebrew Class: Join us in connecting to Jewish heritage through learning Hebrew! We will learn to speak Modern Hebrew and through the language we will gain insights about Jewish history, holidays, the prayer book and modern Israel. In this class we plan read historical texts, sing songs and look at other interesting records, all in Hebrew. We will cover simple sentences, present verb conjugation, and the structure of nouns and adjectives. Contact Rona Frank for more information about the curriculum. Registration is required but everyone is welcome to try out a class. Knowledge of basic Hebrew reading is required. More details regarding dates, times and cost of this class coming soon!

Lecture Series: Join us for an intellectually engaging lecture series on Jewish heritage! The lectures will focus on the temple periods, specific prayers and the history of Modern Hebrew. Each set of consecutive lectures is a stand-alone topic and lectures in a subsequent set will not rely on material from a previous topic. More details regarding dates, times and cost of this class coming soon!

Endless Opportunities
Miha Sarani – A Life in Four Acts
Thursday, August 8
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Temple De Hirsh Sinai, Seattle (1441 16th Ave, Seattle)
Sarani, a well-known local artist, educator, and art historian, will discuss his personal journey. We will look closely at his series placing it within the context of art history, its current practice and the inspiration behind several of his paintings and artworks. This marks a return EO engagement for the popular speaker, who delighted the audience with this discussion of the works of Marc Chagall in his previous talk.
This Land Is Our Land: American Troubadour Woody Guthrie’s Vision of the PNW
Tuesday, August 13
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Temple De Hirsh Sinai, Bellevue (3850 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue)
Folksinger Ilan Speizer will lead a discussion and perform some of the 26 songs Guthrie wrote in 30 days right here in the Pacific Northwest. According to Speizer “there was a vision at the time, which is clearly noted in these songs, of our area as a paradise and where the future of our country was headed.” Join us to explore what has changed since these songs were written. Listen and learn.
The Making of a Kosher Pork Chop; How science and technology are changing Jewish law
Thursday, August 22
10:30 AM – 12 PM at TBT
Rabbi Sydney will delve into the world of modernhalachah (Jewish law) and explore concepts that our ancient rabbis could never have imagined, like genetically modified foods, lab grown meat, green burial and much more.