Adult Learning

Adult Learning strives to provide meaningful Jewish learning and a variety of enriching experiences that help to develop bonds and connections for the adult members of Temple B’nai Or.

2018-2019 Events and Programs

Men’s Schmooze, Thursdays, 9:30 AM
Men’s Schmooze meets on the dates below with Rabbi Katz. Bagels and desserts are served. Each meeting has topics relevant to Jewish life and what is happening in the world. RSVP to Stuart Rayvid at
October 18
November 1, 15
December 6
February 7, 21
March 7, 21
April 11
May 9, 23
June 6

Bagels and Torah, Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Meet on Saturday mornings with Rabbi Katz on the dates below. Bagels and coffee served. Each meeting will discuss the Torah portion for the week.
October 20
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1, 8, 15

Pirkei Avot, Mondays, 5:30 PM
Rabbi Katz will guide a discussion group which will analyze the writings of great Jewish thinkers.
RSVP to Kim Lefferts
October 29
November 12, 26
December 10
January 14, 28
February 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 8
May 6, 20
June 3

Jewish Movie Club – Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
Monday, October 15, 6:30 PM
An award-winning, 2010 American documentary film narrated by Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow, and directed by award-winning, documetary filmmaker Peter Miller. Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times wrote that this “warm and enthusiastic” film “not only lives up to its title…but also delivers a bit extra as well” and teaches about social history of immigration in which baseball played a key role in the assimilation of new immigrants.

A complimentary hot dog supper will begin at 6:30 PM, BYOBeer! RSVP and please contact Helen Jacobson with any questions at

Jewish Book Club – Button Man by Andrew Gross
Sunday, October 28, Noon
After a string of New York bestselling suburban thrillers, Andrew Gross has reinvented himself as a writer of historical thrillers. Now, Gross delivers a stirring story of an immigrant family torn apart and brought together by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930’s. Please plan to join us for this wonderful afternoon.  Fee for program is $10. Books are available for purchase for $15 and can be purchased in the Temple office prior to the program, or at the program. To RSVP email Kim Lefferts.