Adult Learning for You

Learning for Jews throughout the centuries has been one of the primary means of forming and sustaining community. Temple Beth Torah has long maintained an active in person lifelong learning program. We believe face-to-face learning not only offers the most stimulating and engaging learning experience, but also allows us to form and maintain the bonds of true Jewish community. Beyond the “content only” experience of online options, we strive to offer face-to-face classes that allow relationships to form and learning communities to thrive. We invite you to peruse our offerings.

Please join us in person or virtually, bring a friend, make a friend, and expand your horizons this year.  

Cliff Wilcox, PhD
Director of Education and Operations



Jewish Studies Lecture of the Month

Unpacking Campus Unrest: What We Need to Understand 

Speaker: Dr. Steven Windmueller, PhD 

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m., on Zoom
Please join us for an engaging lecture in our continuing Temple Beth Torah Lifelong Learning program. In this session, we will explore the current campus protests catalyzed by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This lecture is aimed at looking at root causes, objectives, methods, and continuing impact upon the American Jewish community.

Dr. Steven Windmueller, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Community Studies at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), Los Angeles.

$5 Temple Beth Torah Members
$8 Non-Member

Register with ShulCloud

 If you prefer, you may register by calling the TBT Office at 805-647-4181. 



Short Story Discussion

Saturday, June 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 
TBT Library 
Facilitated by Deborah Pollack  

“Zhid” by Yona Zeldis McDonough  

This story, originally published in Lilith Magazine has it all—furs, Poles, Jewish solidarity, and revenge.  Enjoy and bring a dish for the dairy lunch table. You can access this story through this link.



Qigong Classes

Led by Fredda Leiter
Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Meister Hall

Qigong is a form of mind-body exercise. Qi means energy and gong means to cultivate.

Fredda has practiced Qigong and Taiichi since 2012, has trained in the discipline extensively and intensively, and has taught classes in person and on Zoom since 2015.

She has found that Qigong is a wonderful way to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as enhancing breathing. The discipline helps students to feel grounded and keeps their minds active and sharp. It’s also a nice way to spend time with other people!

The goal is all gain and no pain. Your safety and comfort are important….and most important is to smile and have fun!

To participate, you must be able to stand for about 30 minutes; we will also be seated for part of the time. Please wear sneakers or other comfortable shoes and bring water.

There is a waiver to sign; you can find this online or in the TBT office. Please bring the signed form to the first class.

Looking forward to practicing with you!