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Adult Education

Adult Education programs, events and outings focus upon Jewish educational and cultural experiences. In addition to offering information and perspective, there is an emphasis on providing a forum for adults in our community to get to know one another better.

Adult Education Programs

Events and Activities

Need more information?  Want to be a part of the plans?  Do you have ideas to share?  Contact Committee Chair by clicking her name, or phoning 530-902-0868.


The Calendar of Events for the 2019 - 2020 year


High Holidays are September 29 through October 9, 2019


Tuesdays, February 12, February 19 and June 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Independent Women of the Torah

Leslie Kupperstein leads three Torah study classes. Join us as we study and discuss these heroines and their impact on our lives. If you cannot attend all three sessions, please come to as many as you can. No background necessary.

The third session has been scheduled! For further information, please contact the CBH office at 530-758-0842. And, please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can prepare adequate printouts.

Leslie Kupperstein studied at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, was Director of Education at both Beth Shalom and Mosaic Law in Sacramento and has taught Hebrew and Judaic Studies at the Shalom Day School in Sacramento for over 30 years. She is an instructor at the Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning. Leslie is much admired for the depth of her learning and her dynamic speaking.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

ANTISEMITISM AND WHITE NATIONALISM: A Growing Global Threat  Vlad Khaykin serves as the Associate Director of the Central Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League and the Director of its International Affairs Committee.

Antisemitism, White Nationalism, and other forms of hate are growing rapidly in the US and across the globe. In this engaging multimedia presentation, ADL Central Pacific Regional Associate Director Vlad Khaykin will discuss the state of hate today: the goals and tactics of White Nationalism, the nature and prevalence of antisemitism, its history in the US, and the role that it plays in today’s White Nationalist movements, as well as the ways it intersects with other forms of bigotry today.


Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Water issues in California and Israel.
Contact  by clicking on her name.

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hungary's Jewish Population and the Hungarian Holocaust- A Personal and Historical Perspective.
Contact by clicking her name

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Rina Z. Neiman will speak to us about her book, Born Under Fire, including a slide show and a display of Yeminite dresses that her mother collected.
Contact by clicking her name.

January, 2020,  Michael Hirsch will speak to us on “Women and their Role in the History of Judaism”
Contact by clicking on his name.

Another program we are attempting to schedule: Flying Coach, by Amy Kurzweil, cartoonist

Israeli Folk Dancing Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Posted Jun 17, 2019
Congregational Partner Photo Directory First session is June 23 & 24. Posted May 13, 2019
Art at CBH — Call for Artists Currently showing in the Social Hall are Sally Besser's pieces on Holocaust Remembrance from her "Never Again" art show. Additional pieces from her show will be on display in the Social Hall throughout the summer. Posted Apr 24, 2019
Caregivers Support Group May 1, 15 — June 5, 19 — July 3, 17. $60 for all six sessions; drop-ins are welcome at $10 per session. RSVP required. Posted Feb 4, 2019
Mindful Moment Meditation This is a meditation and spiritual practice group with an emphasis on Buddhist and Jewish meditation. Most Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Posted Jan 9, 2019