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.
October Adult Education Events
Judaism 101: An Introduction to Judaism (Sundays in October)
Sundays October 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 10-11 AM
Cost: Members $36, Non-members $72 (includes all materials)
In this 4-session course, participants will explore the beginnings of Judaism and become familiar with some of the basic beliefs and tenets of one of the most significant religions in the world. Topics covered include:
- Synagogue and life-cycle customs and traditions.
- Jewish celebrations and Holy Days.
- Home rituals and dietary laws.
- Written and oral laws of Judaism concerning family life and rituals.
- Concepts and beliefs regarding Jewish prayer, mysticism, and the existence of angels and demons, and afterlife.
Fall Hebrew Classes for Adults (Select Sundays)
Beginning Hebrew for Hebrew School Parents (and anyone else)
Sundays October 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11 AM-12: 30 PM
Sundays, Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17 (time TBD)
Cost: $120 TBT members; $160 non-members (includes textbook)
Instructor: Rona Frank
This course is designed for Religious School parents and anyone else who wishes to learn the basics of Hebrew and its development as a language. Adults will learn the alef-bet and develop basic reading skills.
Endless Opportunities: What Our Teachers Never Told Us About the American Revolution
Tuesday, October 10 at 10:30 AM at Temple De Hirsch Sinai (Seattle)
Discover the American Revolution you never learned about in school as we answer the following questions and more. Why did Native Americans and African Americans support the British? How did a Muslim general come to fight the British with a French ally named Admiral “Satan”? Why did the fighting spread around the world, from Hudson Bay to South America, India to Africa, Arkansas to Gibraltar? These rarely heard perspectives will be shared through an illustrated talk by Don Glickstein. It will also link aspects of the war to our home state of Washington and the 21st century’s war on terrorism.