29 Sivan 5777 • 23 June 2017

Adult Education

At TBI, congregants have many opportunities to learn and enrich their lives.

Women in the Bible
According to tradition, on Friday nights we bless our daughters saying, “May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.”  While the Matriarchs and other women in the bible had many wonderful qualities, looking at their stories in the Torah, we see that they all faced challenges and difficult times. Some of these stories are very problematic in the way the women are presented. In this class, we will use Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky’s book, Reading the Women of the Bible, to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of these stories. This class is open to and will be enjoyed by both men and women.

Scholar in Residence
Each year we welcome an outstanding scholar from the Jewish Theological Seminary to TBI for a weekend of learning and illumination.

Learn Hebrew
Beginning Adult Hebrew is a no-fail, time tested, one semester course in beginning Hebrew reading. Instructor: Barbara Taffet; for more information, email Barbara Taffet at bataffet@optonline.net.

Hebrew Reading for Advanced Beginners is for those congregants who know their alef-bet but want to read more fluently and quickly. Instructor: Bert Taffet; for more information, email Barbara Taffet at bataffet@optonline.net.

Library Programming
Through TBI’s Library Committee, our congregants have access to Jewish literature and programming that provides enrichment through the arts.

Should you have the need for yourself or another relation in your family to convert to Judaism, Rabbi Mishkin and Hazzan Blum will thoughtfully and thoroughly guide you through the conversion process.


The Port Washington Rosh Chodesh Group is a group of warm, friendly, inter-generational Jewish women that meet at the start of every new Jewish month to celebrate feminine spirituality.  Come listen to insightful lectures from the clergy in the greater Port Washington area. Meetings are held on Thursday at 9:30 AM. For more information, email Barbara Taffet at bataffet@optonline.net.

Herbert Tarr Lecture Series
The Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Learning, an educational program serves synagogues in our area, presents a diversified selection of classes and lectures. Each weekly session consists of classes taught by one of our community Rabbis, followed by a lecture delivered by a noted scholar or personality.  A detailed brochure is available by contacting  info@herberttarr.org.