Adult Learning Opportunities, November, 2017

Expand Your Horizons – Learn Something New

By Deborah Pollack, Vice President of Adult Learning and Programs

The Adult and Family Learning and Programs brochure, 5778 edition, is available in the TBT lobby—be sure to pick one up for yourself and another for a friend.  November is a month for giving thanks for your good brains by stretching them and here are a few suggestions:

The Joy of Music with Mel Eisenberg

These gatherings will immerse participants in a variety of types of music—something for everyone to enjoy. Based on Mel’s collection of outstanding recordings and DVDs, this is a series for those new to this music or for musical mavens.

Monday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Meister Hall

November 13      Great Arias and Scenes from Opera

November 20      The Many Faces of Love in Opera

Healthy Eating Cooking Classes with Arnel McAtee

Interested in reducing inflammation in the body, balancing your blood sugar, minimizing the mucus in your respiratory system, or slimming down?
Come to TBT’s first “HEALTHY EATING” cooking class where we will cook, kibbitz, and consume incredible food that is both delicious and nutritious. We will be cooking without gluten or dairy and will be mindful of other common allergens.  Each of the four cooking classes will have a different focus.  This class is limited to a minimum of ten and a maximum of 30 people and is open to the public. Deadline to sign up is September 30. $40 for 4 classes payable to: Arnel McAtee (see TBT Annual for her address)

Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Meister Hall & the kitchen

November 5           Quiches and Pies (bring a pie plate from home)
November 19         Low glycemic desserts
December 3           Easy Peasy Breads with a crust

Children of Abraham: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam with Rabbi Mike Lotker (flyer)

About half the people of the world worship the God of Abraham as members of faith traditions that trace themselves back 4000 years to this inspired individual. These three classes will provide an introduction to these three faiths with special emphasis on where they are similar and where they differ. We will read texts from the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Scripture, and the Koran relating to the Garden of Eden, Abraham, Moses and others to help understand the fascinating history and theology that shape our worlds to this day.

Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Library 
Third Session November 7

Shabbat Book Discussion and Potluck (flyer)

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, A Novel by Natasha Solomons

A tender, poignant, and comic tale about Jack and Sadie Rosenblum who move from Germany to WWII-era England.  The story explores their struggles to be accepted and their attempts to adopt the customs of their new country while clinging to the heritage from their homeland left behind.  Please bring a non-meat item to share. . Discussion led by Alan Kirschbaum

Saturday, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Library

November 4

Judaism’s 10 Best Ideas:  A Brief Guide for Seekers

Led by Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller. Based on this very short, very rich book by Rabbi Arthur Green, explore with Rabbi Lisa how ten cornerstone ideas of Jewish wisdom can shape your spiritual identity and help you affirm universal truths.  Rabbi Green is a mystic, Hasidic thinker who has been teaching philosophy at the Rabbinical School of the Hebrew College in Boston for decades.  Come for an engaging class that will be equal parts Jewish learning and Jewish sharing.

Sunday mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

November 19, December 10 and more!