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

Along the Talmudic Trail

Tuesdays at 7 PM 

October 2- December 11

Cost: Free

The Talmud is the richest legal and narrative commentary on Jewish tradition. Join Rabbi Lipper in exploring ten vital
Talmudic texts.

Hebrew and About Hebrew: Adult Class (Select Sundays starting October 14, 2018)

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. 

Judaism 101

Sundays at 10 AM, October 14 – November 18

Cost: $36 for members, $54 for non-members

Join Rabbi Lipper to explore the beginnings of Judaism and become familiar with some of the basic beliefs and teachings of Jewish tradition.

Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books

October 28, 4:30-6 PM
Cost: Free
Rabbi Mark Glickman tells the fascinating story of the largest collection of Jewish books ever assembled that the Nazis looted from libraries, communal associations and families.

Endless Opportunities

My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story, by Karen I. Treiger 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 • 10:30 AM – 12 PM at Temple De Hirsch Sinai: 1511 East Pike Street, Seattle

Learn the harrowing tale of Sam and Esther Goldberg, who survived the Holocaust to ultimately settle in the United States. Their daughter-in-law, Karen Treiger, has just written and published a book about them. She’ll share stories from the journey of discovery for their family, retracing steps from the Death Camp Treblinka to a pit in the Polish forest, to their liberation in 1944, and how they came to settle in the US. 

History in the Making: 2018 Midterm Election Results: Local, State, National

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 • 10:30 AM – 12 PM at Congregation Herzl Ner Tamid: 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island

Pundits tell us the upcoming midterm elections are the most consequential in decades. What do the results mean for the future direction of our country: locally, nationally and internationally? Dr. Christopher Parker, an award-winning author of two books on American politics and a professor of political science at the University of Washington; Lynne Iglitzin, former UW Professor of Political Science and Women Studies, and Maxima Patashnik, Director of Government & Community Relations, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, will offer their views on this landmark event. Sandy Kraus, Past President of National Council of Jewish Women, will moderate.

Forever Letter Workshop with Rabbi Elana Zaiman 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 • 10:30 AM – 12 PM at The Summit at First Hill:  1200 University St, Seattle

Share your spiritual legacy with those you love. Connection is at the core of this Forever Letter Workshop. Rabbi Elana Zaiman will facilitate a writing process and an interactive experience that encourages self-reflection, and a deepening, healing and uplifting of our relationships. Through inspiring stories, sample letters, and writing tips, Zaiman serves as our companion on this journey of authentic connection with ourselves and with those we love as we begin to craft a forever letter.