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Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 2 - with Peter Cardilla
   Wednesdays, November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18 at 7:00 PM
This class is the second part of an introduction to Jewish mysticism. It explores its origins and development and its influence on religious and secular thinking. There will be a discussion of the content and symbolism of Kabbalistic writing, with emphasis on Kabbalah’s central work, The Zohar, and its parts. Students are encouraged to purchase a copy of the book Kabbalah: A Very Brief Introduction by Joseph Dan. Students who have taken Part 1 of this class are encouraged to return, and new students are welcome. The fee for this class is $50. 
Please register here.


Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Class - with Rabbi ShifraWeiss-Penzias
   Sundays, November 17, 24 and December 8 at 12:30 PM

This class is for those who are planning to participate in our adult b’nai mitzvah service in February 2020. We currently have eight people in our cohort, but you can still join us. You don’t have to be a singer to chant Torah or lead the service. Hebrew reading is encouraged, but not required. Donation requested. Please contact Rabbi Shifra at


Beth El Baby Bunch—Once a Month Jewish Baby Group
Monday 11:00 AM‒12:30 PM

in TBE in the coffee lounge.
Quality social time with parents and babies birth to age 3.

Questions? Contact Sarah  

The dates through May 2020 are:
  November 18
   December 16
   January 27
   February 24

   March 23
   April 20
   May 18


TBE Men’s Writing Group

Please contact Dan Phillips, at (831) 818-4552 or for information.

Caregiver Support Group
We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month,  7:00‒8:30 PM, in the library. New members welcome any time Questions? Please email Jenny Kaupp.


Chair Yoga
Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM.

Chair yoga is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is suitable for students unable to participate in a traditional yoga class. Chair yoga offers a practical alternative, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Donations are accepted.


Attention Crafty People
Wednesday evenings 7:00–8:30 PM, in our new coffee lounge. Join us for creativity and fun! We'll have sewing and embroidery with a variety of fabrics and thread colors. Create colorful clay amulets, embellish them with a variety of beads, bake and string them for wearing. There will be rock painting and more. Crafts change weekly. All are welcome, beginner or advanced. Lenore Hindin and Adina Licht will facilitate these classes, all materials included, free of charge.


Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paula Marcus
Every Thursday, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
The weekly study group will continue exploring the parshat ha’shavuah, weekly Torah portion. Hebrew not required. Join this class at any time. You can come to all or some of the classes. Free.

This is a Lifelong Learning offering.
  Starting on October 24th


Pilates Strength Training Class
Utilizing small balls, hand-held weights, resistance bands and foam rollers
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 AM in the library
This class is for everybody but you do need to be able to get up and down from the floor easily. The class utilizes both Pilates movements, strengthening exercises and balance. It is a 60 minute challenging, flowing, core-based functional fitness session. Please bring your own yoga mat. The class is FREE although donations are happily accepted. You can drop-in anytime as the class is on-going. For more information, e-mail the instructor at or phone or text to 831-227-5915.

Thu, December 5 2019 7 Kislev 5780