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 (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

Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion: Thursday, January 10, 2019 • 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Temple B’nai Torah

More than 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children were forcibly removed and incarcerated during World War II. Clarence Moriwaki will share the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Using historical images, including historical and current propaganda, we will explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again.

Eagle Outing in Skagit River Area: Sunday, January 13, 2019 • 8 AM – 6 PM 

Enjoy a rare opportunity to observe nature in its wintry splendor. Larry Broder, former Executive Director of Temple De Hirsch Sinai and former biologist for WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be our guide to the Upper & Lower Skagit River as we observe eagles and other amazing birds in the wild. We will travel by coach bus for this experience. Adults only, please bring lunch, binoculars, and layers. Trip is on rain or shine. Secure your RSVP with payment of the $25 participant fee. Checks can be made to TDHS with “EO Eagle Trip” in subject line and sent to the business office: Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E. Pike Street, Seattle 98122 or credit card payment can be called in to 206.323.8486

A Mystery Writer Invites us to Share Some of Our Stories: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 • 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Congregation Herzl Ner Tamid (3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

For generations “transplants” from the East Coast have been coming West to farm, dig for gold, start a business, or star in movies. Many of us are a new kind of transplant, uprooted from our homes, families, friends, synagogues, routines and familiar surroundings in our “golden” years to follow our kids and grandkids. Share your own relocation story and hear how award-winning author and New Jersey native Jane Isenberg finally put down new roots here in the Pacific Northwest while researching and writing two mysteries featuring Jewish transplants and set in Washington. The Bones and the Book is set in Seattle’s tiny Jewish community during the Gold Rush and in 1965 and Murder in the Melting Pot is a contemporary mystery set in the Yakima Valley. 

Vance’s Jewish Journey in the Food Industry: Thursday, January 24, 2019 • 10:30 AM – 12 PM

TDHS Seattle (1441 16th Ave, Seattle)

Join us for an interactive conversation on what it took to bring Jewish Deli to Seattle. You likely already know the Dingfelder’s food through Nourish catering, where they bring their passion for the culinary arts to Jewish gatherings around the Greater Seattle area & Eastside. Get the inside scoop on their latest venture based in Capitol Hill.