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

Torah Tropes Chanting Class

Saturday March 23, 30 & April 13 at 12:30 PM 

Cost: Free

Torah reading is one of the really great Jewish honors–and being able to read according to the ancient tropes (musical accents and patterns) can be the thrill of a lifetime. Join Cantor David Serkin-Poole for this wonderful class and learn how. To RSVP, call the office at (425) 603-9677.
Hebrew and About Hebrew: Adult Class (Ongoing)

Instructor: Rona Frank 

Rona was born and raised in Israel, she is well-educated in Jewish history, and an experienced teacher.

This course teaches reading, writing, basic grammar and vocabulary. We work on basic conversational skills from the very beginning.The course teaches the language while viewing it in its historical context and the extraordinary history of the Jewish people. Hebrew survived though sacred manuscripts passed from generation to generation and has become the official language of the state of Israel. Today it is a hybrid of new and ancient. It is rooted in history, yet it is constantly changing, mirroring the vibrant Israeli society and evolving Jewish culture worldwide. Please join us on this fun, intriguing and informative journey.

This class is scheduled for Sunday mornings for the convenience of religious school parents. This class will be a continuation of last year’s beginners group. 

Endless Opportunities

A Conversation with Melinda Mann of the Endowment for Equal Justice

Tuesday March 12, 10:30 AM at Congregation Herzl Ner Tamid (3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

Join staff from the Campaign and Endowment for Equal Justice to learn about the growing justice gap in Washington and how civil legal aid helps immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, youth and veterans solve their legal issues and advocate for systemic change to break cycles of poverty.

The Enigma of Chagall with Artist Miha Sarani
Thursday March 21, 10:30 AM at Temple De Hirsh Sinai (1441 16th Ave, Seattle)

Come look at Chagall’s art practice, as well as his life through the lens of his artwork. We will attempt to better understand this influential and intriguing artist. Sarani will deliver a short lecture focusing on the work of enigmatic Marc Chagall.

Outing to the Jewish Film Festival for a screening of “Love, Gilda”
Friday March 29, 1 PM at Stroum Jewish Community Center (3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

This documentary is about the life and career of American comedian Gilda Radner through her own eyes using her diaries, audio tapes, home movies and interviewing some of her closest friends at that time. All are invited to stay after the film for a nosh & discussion hosted by EO.