Adult Education

Join Rabbi Hershenson and Temple Beth Tikvah members in study, discussion and community engagement. Through our Jewish adult education classes, B’nai Mitzvah program, Havdallah with a Maven and Havdallah and a Movie events, we learn together, connect with each other and explore the ancient and modern Jewish story

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The Best New Books by Jewish/Israeli Authors

Michael Weingrad, Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University and columnist for the Jewish Review of Books, shared his summer reading list — the best new books by Jewish/Israeli authors.
Here is his suggested list:
   1) Matti Friedman, Spies of No Country
   2) Dara Horn, Eternal Life
   3) Sara Perry, Melmoth
   4) Bret Easton Ellis, White
   5) John Haase, Me and the Arch-Kook Petulia
   6) Robert Nathan, Road of Ages
   7) Ofir Touche Gafia, The World of the End
   8) Peter Beagle, The Last Unicorn
   9) Michael Swanwick, The Dragons of Babel
  10) Boris Akunin, The Winter Queen
Michael Weingrad’s website: