CHILDHOOD JEWISH EDUCATION
For families wishing to provide a synagogue-based Jewish education to their younger children, TBE has a collaborative relationship with a nearby synagogue whose Hebrew School is available to TBE families by affordable special arrangement. For information, please contact Rabbi David.
BNAI MITZVAH PREPARATION
(age 11 and up)
Reb David, a renowned educator, works personally with everyone preparing to become bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, at any age or level of prior education. Each person’s educational plan is uniquely tailored to the individual heart, mind and soul – spanning language, liturgy, Torah, ethics and spirituality – to provide truly meaningful and transformative experiences that last a lifetime. Persons interested in preparing for bnai mitzvah may wish to consult Reb David’s testimonials page, then please contact us as early as possible in the planning process.
ADULT EDUCATION FOR SPRING 2014
The Spirit of the Story: Jewish History in Film
Join Rabbi David for a monthly film series exploring Jewish history from antiquity to today. Using the five-part PBS documentary “The Story of the Jews,” we will survey events in Jewish history with potency impact on Jewish spirituality. Participants may wish to buy Simon Schama’s book, The Story of the Jews. Sessions will be 7:30-9:30pm on Sundays 2/8, 3/22, 4/12, 5/17 and 6/14. After this series, TBE will host a Jewish Film Festival exploring 20th century Jewish experience in popular film. Series free for TBE members, $18/session for non-members. For more information, email Rabbi David.
Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience & Spirit
Join Reb Eva for this continuing “Wise Aging” series about opportunities and challenges of life in our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. We’ll explore these issues using contemporary and core Jewish texts as well as contemplative practices. There will be minimal outside reading and some writing involved, as most of our ‘work’ will be done in our group. Themes include exploring this stage of life, how we view being an ‘Elder,’ cultivating nourishing relationships, cultivating spiritual qualities of wellbeing, forgiveness and constructive criticism, living with loss, legacy and stewardship, and how we are and are not our bodies. Sessions are 4-6pm on Sundays 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/19 and 5/3. Series free for members, $90 for non-members. For more information, email Reb Eva.
TEACHINGS, SERMONS, AND LIFELONG LEARNING
We commit to making teachings and sermons available to the public as a community service, reflecting our heart-centered focus. We also have a rabbinic blog of weekly teachings, and links for lifelong learning across the breadth of Judaism.