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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

Jewish History Chavurah- Tuesday, February 25, 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 Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 by Norman Lebrecht. In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the way we see the world. What do these visionaries have in common? They all had Jewish origins. They all had a gift for thinking in wholly original, even earth-shattering ways. Norman Lebrecht examines the mindset of the Jewish intellectuals, writers, scientists, and thinkers who turned the tides of history and shaped the world today as we know it.

A New Look at the Arab-Israeli War- Wednesday, February 26 @ 7 PM at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle Campus

Free

Temple B’nai Torah and Temple De Hirsch Sinai are proud to co-sponsor this presentation by leading Israeli historian and public intellectual, Benny Morris. His lecture will look at the findings of the latest research on the war, covering the nature of the war itself (a political-territorial war or a religious-cultural conflict); the war aims of the participants (the Zionists, the Palestinians and the various Arab states); the creation by the war of three refugee problems, those of the Palestinian Arabs, the Jews from Arab lands and the Israelis’; and the balance of forces between the various sides (Palestinians versus the Yishuv – the Jewish community in Palestine – and the Arab states versus the State of Israel). Please note this lecture will be held at TDHS Seattle (1511 E Pike St.).

Advancing Reproductive Health & Rights- Saturday, February 29, 2-4 PM at TBT

Sponsored by Sisterhood of TBT and TBT Social Action Committee

What will 2020 hold for a woman’s access to reproductive health and her right to choose? Come learn from a representative of Cedar River Clinics for an insider’s perspective on the issues and challenges faced every day to keep their doors open to provide needed care. They will also address current local, state and federal efforts to limit reproductive rights.

There will also be a brief update about the Women of Reform Judaism-Religious Action Center Reproductive Health & Rights Campaign and how to participate.

TBT’s Social Action committee will help us take action to make a positive difference by leading a postcard/letter writing campaign. It is important that our elected officials hear from us, especially if they support these rights.

 Please bring a donation of menstrual cycle products to donate to the women of The Sophia Way who stay overnight at TBT in the Emergency Shelter.

Endless Opportunities

How Acupuncture Channels Connect us to Nature
Tuesday, February 11
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Stroum Jewish Community Center (3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

Many have heard about acupuncture, perhaps believing in it or finding themselves skeptical. Whether you have tried it or are afraid of having needles put into your skin, this presentation from Dirk Hein has something for everyone. Learn how the energy pathways of acupuncture that run through our body are not only natural phenomena but are part of a complex system that guides the functions of our organs and essentially keeps us alive. Explore just how deeply our being is connected to nature and our environment. Leave with knowledge on how to live in harmony with the planet enhancing vitality, not just physically but also how to become aware emotionally and mentally of the same natural patterns and processes, which guide our anatomy and physiology, as well as our inner, psychological world.