Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley

Where Ruach Comes Alive!

3400 North Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 897-3636 | Email: info@tbsev.org

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Adult Education

EXPLORE YOUR JEWISH INTERESTS AND DEEPEN YOUR JEWISH KNOWLEDGE

with CONTINUING ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION

at TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

 

 

What is Happening in Adult Education?

Everyone is welcome at all adult education sessions: congregational members and the community at large, Jews and non-Jews. Classes are free, though donations are always welcome. For more information, contact Sarah Bochenek, VP for Education, at vped@tbsev.org. We look forward to studying with you!

 

Join us for continuous learning about our community, culture, and religion!

Sundays                                                     Mondays                      Wednesdays

Minyan Study Session 9:30-10am       Beginning Tai Chi 9:30-11am  Matter of Balance: Falls

Prayer book Hebrew 10-11am                                                                    Prevention1:30-3:30pm

What Jews Ought to Believe 10-11am                                                 Continuing Tai Chi 2:30-4pm (No Summer Classes)

How Jews Ought to Behave 11:15-12:15pm

 

Minyan Study Session- Join us for discussion and prayer (South Wing Room)

Prayer book Hebrew- Explore the words we read (Conference Room)

What Jew Ought to Believe- Explore and discuss with Dr. Norbert Samuelson (Community Room)

How Jews Ought to Behave- Discuss and learn more with Isaac Levy (Community Room)

Matter of Balance: Falls Preventions- Find your ground with Jacqueline Kalinsky (North Wing Room)

Tai Chi- Join Debora in the class you fit best finding balance and inner peace

NEW CLASSES

Beginning Hebrew Reading for Adults, taught by Lynne Lieberman

Never learned to read Hebrew? Still struggling with remembering all the letters and vowel marks? Sign up for this class. We will learn the entire alef-bet (alphabet) and study some of the prayers you need for home and synagogue. Class limited to 6 students.
Wednesdays 7:30pm  Aug-May $36/person, includes workbook
 
Advanced Hebrew Reading for Adults, taught by Lynne Lieberman
We will use the text Habet Ushma to practice reading and learn basic conversational vocabulary. Students should know the alef-bet and nekudot (vowels) for this class. Students are welcome to purchase their own copy of the textbook online, but it is out of print and only a few used copies are available. (Be sure to get the TEXT, not the student workbook.) Teacher will have photocopies of the text available for purchase at the first class. “Habet Ushma Part 1” by Judith Cais and Paul Enoch 1966, 1971. Class limited to 10 students.
Wednesdays 6:30pm Aug-May $36/person plus $15 book fee 

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BEGINNERS TAI CHI

Beginning class in the classic Chinese practice that benefits both physical and mental health. Taught by experienced teacher, TBS member Debora Bloom. Tai Chi classes will be held on Monday afternoons from 2:30 – 4 PM in the Social Hall on the following dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29; September 12, 19, 26; October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19.. For more information: taichi@tbsev.org

 

Continuing Tai Chi meets on Wednesdays, from 2:30-4 p.m. It is open only to those who completed the Beginners class.

 

SEE THE SEPARATE FLYERS FOR TWO EXCITING PROGRAMS :

 

For anyone with balance difficulties (for whatever reason), learning how to avoid and manage falls. Taught by students of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Starting January 6. (view flyer)

 

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM’S SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Make a movie date with TBS, followed by a nosh and lively discussion of the film.

Movies titles and dates will be posted as soon.

ONGOING CLASSES

SUNDAYS WITH THE RAMBAM

Ongoing Sunday morning study of two classics of rabbinic literature by the great medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides (the “Rambam”). Prof. Norbert Samuelson, Grossman Chair of Jewish Philosophy at ASU and TBS member, teaches “Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed: What Jews Ought to Believe.”  Isaac Levy, TBS member teaching “Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah: How Jews Ought to Behave.” No previous experience necessary; readings in both Hebrew and English.

Sundays at 9am in the meeting room of the Administration building
Beginning again, September 9th, 2018

 

 

The classes in Introduction to Judaism, Introductory Hebrew Reading for Adults, and Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation are cumulative, so no new students can be accepted mid-year, except in very unusual situations. If you are interested in participating in either of these classes when new sessions begin in the Fall of 2016, you may pre-register by contacting Sarah Bochenek at vped@tbsev.org.

 


Recommended Reading List

Below is a brief sampling of recommended reading to enhance your on-going education. If you choose to purchase any of these books through these links, as much as 8.5% of your purchase will be donated to TBSEV from amazon.com.

Books by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin:

Biblical Literacy

Joseph Telushkin

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Jewish Literacy

Joseph Telushkin

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Jewish Wisdom

Joseph Telushkin

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Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Joseph Telushkin

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Bible/Bible Studies:

The Five Books of Moses

Everett Fox

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The Five Books of Moses

Robert Alter

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Hebrew-English Tanakh Student Editio…

Inc. Jewish Public…

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Etz Hayim

David L. Lieber

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The Jewish Study Bible

Adele Berlin, Marc…

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Jewish History:

A Short History of the Jewish People…

Raymond P. Scheind…

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

Putting God on the Guest List, 3rd E…

Jeffrey K. Salkin

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The Jgirl’s Guide

Penina Adelman, Al…

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Cookbooks:

Olive Trees and Honey

Gil Marks

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Kosher by Design

Susie Fishbein, Jo…

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The New York Times Jewish Cookbook

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Literature:

The Blue Mountain

Meir Shalev

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A Simple Story

Schmuel Yoseph Agn…

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Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Mordecai Richler, …

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The Chosen

Chaim Potok

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The Trial

Franz Kafka

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Maus I

Art Spiegelman

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Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad …

Sholem Aleichem

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The Outside World

Tova Mirvis

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Survival In Auschwitz

Primo Levi

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Schlepping Through the Alps

Sam Apple

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The Jew in the Lotus

Rodger Kamenetz

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