Adult Education


Weekly Text Study with Rabbi Bloom

Every Wednesday at 9:00am Paulista Brazilian Kitchen and Taproom, 4239 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

In this class we will continue looking at the weekly parasha in order to gain different understandings of the words and their historical context.

What did the ancient sages and commentators say about the passages? Can it be applied to modern life? All skill levels, abilities and desires are welcomed.

Rosh Chodesh Celebrations

This group meets monthly on the Monday closest to the Rosh Chodesh-9:30am to 11:30am. Contact Amy Tessler at  for locations as we meet at members’ homes on a rotating basis.

Learn on Sunday mornings

Adult Education classes continue through the year on Sunday Morning from 10-12.  There are an array of teachers and topics.  Watch the website, newsletter (Omer) and the weekly message for details.

Alef Bet Class with Susan Simon

Designed for adults who want to learn to decode Hebrew and be able to follow along in the siddur. By the end of the class all students will be able to decode Hebrew slowly and will have a good foundation for further learning in Hebrew.   Cost is $54 for non-members, plus the cost of the book.  TBA members only have to pay for the textbook.  To sign up, contact

Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Bloom

This class is designed both for those looking into converting to Judaism and anyone who just wants to learn a bit more.  When in session this class meets on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm in the Baum Youth Service.  Contact the TBA office for details on the class.

Wasserman Speaker

Our Wasserman Fund is proud to present a variety of speakers at Shabbat Kiddush through the year.  Watch the Omer for details on topics and dates.