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About Adult Education at Bet Haverim

Congregation Bet Haverim offers programs, events and outings of interest to adults in our Congregation. The focus of the Adult Education Program is on educational and cultural experiences with Jewish content. We hope these experiences will be enjoyable and informative, as well as opportunities to get to know one another.

For more information, contact Linda Bresnick at 756-0420

Download the 2008-2009 Adult Education Calendar of Events


Upcoming Educational Opportunities

The First Ever CBH Israeli Film Festival. CBH will host its first Israeli Film Festival on May 23-24, 2009, in the Social Hall. The Festival will be jointly sponsored by the Adult Education Committee, the Israel Matters Committee, Israel Peace Alternatives, and the Israel Emissary to the Jewish Federation of Sacramento Region. Saturday, May 23rd , 7:30pm Yossi & Jagger plus short subject The Tribe; 9:15pm Trumpet in the Wadi. Sunday, May 24th, 1:30pm Something Sweet 3:30pm Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi .  Admission: $5/film or $10 for the entire Film Festival. Popcorn: free. For more information, contact Linda Bresnick, 756-0420 or

The Next Adult Education Bible Reading Group. The Adult Education Committee is in the process of forming a new bible reading group to begin after Passover.  The group will meet in a series of 6 weekly one-hour sessions centered on a coherent theme.  Each session will focus on selected readings from the Torah, followed by group discussion of the main theme. The subjects to be covered are the bondage in Egypt, selected stories from the journey through the wilderness, the 10 Commandments and the sin of the golden calf.   Emphasis will be placed on archaeological and historical evidence in an attempt to understand the ethnological background and society reflected in the text. The class will meet at CBH at 7:00pm on Wednesdays, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24.  The fee for the 6 weeks is $80.  Contact Linda Bresnick at 530.756.0420,, if you are interested.

Eastern European Stories w/Steve Cohen
Details, date and time to be announced

A Travelling Jewish Theater, San Francisco
Date and performance to be announced.


Ongoing Activities

In Stitches
In Stitches is an informal drop-in group for anyone who enjoys needle arts, such as knitting, crocheting, beading, embroidery, needlepoint or quilting, in the company of other likeminded persons. Meetings are generally held the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 12 noon to about 2:00 p.m. in the Library of CBH, unless the office is closed for a holiday.

For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact Judy Dresher at 756-8239,

Jewish Book Group
Two Jewish Book Groups are currently active at CBH. For more information, contact Linda Bresnick,

Mah Jongg Group
The mah jongg group meets Wednesday afternoons, 12 noon, in the CBH North Classroom. For more information, contact Linda Bresnick,

Kol HaNefesh - Voice of the Soul

Kol HaNefesh is a gathering of Jews of all backgrounds, interests and levels of observance. We meet quarterly on Sunday afternoons for half-day retreats which include a range of activities for "going inward" and revisiting the voice of our soul. Group discussions provide opportunities to share insights, life experiences and pressing questions, as well as the opportunities to take learnings from wisdom traditions outside of Judaism and explore how and where they are found within our faith.

For more information, contact Mark Simon at 758-1062.

Jewish Book Group

The Jewish Book Group focuses on books by Jewish authors or with Jewish content.

For more information, contact Linda or Stu Bresnick at 756-0420.

Second Edition of the CBH Jewish Book Group
The Adult Education Committee would like to initiate a second Jewish book group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Linda Bresnick at (530)756-0420 or


Other Cultural Events

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