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

Sukkot Harvest Day

Sukkot Harvest Day Sunday

October 13, 12-3 PM 
Bellevue Urban Garden (just south of SE 16th St on 156th Ave SE)

Celebrate Sukkot at the Bellevue Urban Garden just about a mile from TBT. Hear the amazing story of this edible forest that grows food for those in need and the visionary Maybin Chisebuka who started it all. Rabbi Sydney will lead a short service and then we’ll harvest crops for Hopelink. Questions? Click here to email Arnie Goldstein.

TBT Movie Night: The Biggest Little Farm

TBT Movie Night: The Biggest Little Farm
Tuesday, October 15
6:45 Snack & Schmooze
7 PM Movie

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Celebrate our New Year’s dream of embracing the earth during our holiday of Sukkot. This film has won numerous awards and has received excellent ratings, including five stars on Amazon Prime and 8.1 on IMDB. Check out the trailer here.

Save the date for these upcoming TBT movie nights! Thursday, November 7: The Artist & Tuesday, December 17: The Band’s Visit

King County Search & Rescue Dogs

Demo & Presentation
Sunday, October 27
12 – 1:30 PM at TBT

TBT members Josh Gerstman and Heather Cutting will lead an interactive presentation about their involvement as long time volunteers with King County Search Dogs. Enjoy slides, video and live demonstrations by their chocolate labs Natick and Oso. Learn how Josh and Heather’s shared Jewish values drive their enduring commitment and why they and other SAR volunteers work so hard to find people in distress and to provide closure to families who are missing a family member. 

Jewish History Chavurah

Tuesday, October 29
7 PM in Issaquah
Please Note: For details on the location in Issaquah, click here to email Jeannie Moskowitz.

The next discussion for the Jewish History Chavurah will be about Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman. This tale of Israel’s first spies reads like an espionage novel-but it’s all true. The four agents at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine.

Hebrew Class and Lecture Series (Sunday mornings beginning October 27, 2019)

Hebrew Class:
Instructor: Rona Frank
9:45-11 AM at TBT
Cost: $120 for TBT members, $160 for non-members (includes textbook)
Note: A knowledge of basic Hebrew reading is required for this class.
Connect to Jewish heritage through Hebrew! Learn how to speak Modern Hebrew and gain insights about Jewish history, holidays, prayers and modern Israel. In this class you’ll explore historical texts and records, sing songs, and learn present verb conjugation, and the structure of nouns and adjectives. Interested? Click here to email Rona Frank for more information.

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

Balance Seminar with Physical Therapist, Matthew Godofsky

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of U.S. adults 65 years and older fall each year, with up to 30 percent suffering moderate to severe injuries. At this event, Renew Physical Therapy’s Matt Godofsky DPT/PT will educate us on the importance of balance and decreasing fall risk to maintain our independence as we age. He will also discuss the benefit of physical therapy and individualized exercise programs for the prevention of future falls and serious injuries.

Thursday, September 12th 2019 • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle: 1441 16th
Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
For directions, please call (206) 323-8486 or visit http://www.templedehirschsinai.org

A House in Scheveningen: Harriet’s Journey to the United States

Join us as local author and activist, Harriet Mendels, takes us back to May of 1939 and her journey from Holland to Hoboken, NJ. Through slides and stories we will learn about her life as a non-English speaking child in America and how Harriet’s family – her parents, brother, and two aunts escaped the Netherlands exactly one year before the German invasion.

Tuesday, September 17th 2019 • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stroum Jewish Community Center: 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 
For directions, please call (206) 232-7115 or visit https://sjcc.org/

A Virtual Tour of Jewish Seattle
Washington’s Jewish history began around the 1850’smostly not in Seattle.
However, as Seattle grew, so did its Jewish population. The first wave of Jewish

population was German Jews, followed by the Eastern Europeans and then the Sephardim. This presentation will take a virtual tour of institutions that reflected Seattle’s growth into the mid-20th century.

Tuesday, September 24th 2019 • 10:30am – 12:00pm
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Bellevue: 3850 156th
Avenue SE, Bellevue WA 98006
For directions, please call (206) 323-8486 or visit http://www.templedehirschsinai.org