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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

2018 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 tentative calendar of events for the 2018 - 2019 year


(Programs listed without month AND day may be subject to change.  High Holidays are Sept 9-16, 2018)


Friday, September 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Stories in The Sukkah with Joel Ben Izzy, Jewish Storyteller

Co-sponsored by Adult Education Committee

The Education & Youth Department in conjunction with the Adult Education Committee is delighted to bring Joel Ben Izzy to Congregation Bet Haverim.  Join us as we celebrate Sukkot and Shabbat with a family friendly service integrating stories and songs.  Our evening will continue with a catered Shabbat dinner at 6:45 p.m.; RSVP and payment required.  A special Teen Space Time session with Joel will be offered to our teens from 7:30-8:00 p.m. followed by an adult education offering at 8:00pm.


October 28, 2018

Jewish Geneaology   

An overview of what's involved in researching your family history. Presentation by Victoria Fisch will cover online genealogical resources for creating family trees and acquiring data, and computer programs that will allow you to save your research and turn the data into visually appealing charts. Attention will be paid to some of the roadblocks specific to Jewish research and the outstanding work being done to preserve Jewish documents and records. With her partner, Jeremy G. Frankel, Victoria works as a full-time professional genealogist and has conducted investigations for police and fire departments, academics, and episodes of the television series, “Who Do You Think You Are” and “Finding Your Roots.” Contact: 


November 16-18, 2018

“Bridging the Jewish Secular/Religious Divide”  

A weekend with special guest, Larry Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine. Contact:


December 2018



January 2019



February 2019

David Biale - Hasidism, a New History: book discussion. Contact:


Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Jewish Humor/ Purim celebration

A Purim celebration for grown-ups!  “What’s Not to Like?  Hollywood’s Love Affair with Jewish Humor,” will include appetizers, dessert and adult beverages.  Socialize with the community and share the laughter as former San Francisco Film Festival Executive Director Peter L. Stein offers an entertaining look at the impact of Jewish culture upon the film industry, featuring clips from the works of the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Sacha Baron Cohen and more.  Suggested donation of $18 per person; sponsorships of $180 and $90 gladly accepted to ensure that this fun event is open to all.  Reservations will begin in January, or contact (530-383-1814) for more information now.


May 2019 (Tentative)

Women of prominence in the history of Judaism and their roles; Contact: @


To be announced:

California/Israel: Water Shortages and Solutions; Contact: 

Early Hebrew with Seth Sanders, professor at UCD; Contact:


New Friday Night Shabbat Service Times Beginning in July 2018 Posted Jun 7, 2018
CBH Forms Hate Incident Task Force A task force is being formed at CBH to address issues of anti-semitism confronting the Jewish community in Davis. Posted Jun 7, 2018
Gan Haverim Summer Camp - Registration still open There is still plenty of time to register your child for this wonderful, STEM-based summer camp... one week or several weeks depending on your needs. Posted Jun 7, 2018
"ShaBarBQ" Shabbat Service and Congregational Picnic Friday, August 24, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Chestnut Park, 1020 Chestnut Lane, Davis Posted Jul 6, 2017
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region Programs and Events In a effort to serve and connect the more than 25,000 Jews of the eight-county Sacramento region, the Federation offers the following programs to CBH partners: Posted Jan 27, 2016