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Temple Bat Yahm has a variety of life-enriching programs to encourage the desire for study and adult Jewish learning. TBY strives to create relevant, engaging and dynamic opportunities for adult learners of all ages, working with clergy and professional staff to develop a thoughtful, varied program of courses, lectures and events that are offered throughout the year. 

Right now, we are offering an opportunity to engage through virtual programs via Zoom. Every day there is something different!

As of September 1st, all virtual Adult Ed programs will have the same Zoom link/Meeting ID and Password.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 290 804 259 

The password is the same for all programs. If you need the password, please email


Missed an Adult Ed program? You can find the sessions that were recorded in our TBY Adult Ed Zoom Archive.

Ongoing Zoom Programming - Click on the link above to join!

Wednesday with a Rabbi is now TUESDAY with a Rabbi at 10:45 am! There may be a new date and time, but it's the same program you love where Rabbi Zylberman and guests cover engaging topics such as Judaism in America, Israel, and beyond. Now through March, Rabbi Zylberman will be joined every other week by Israeli Tour Educator Mike Hollander or Prof. Paul Liptz for special programming. The other weeks Rabbi Zylberman and special guests will be on Zoom as we continue to connect and engage with each other. All are welcome.

Introducing: Adult Ed Presents Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday will be a new topic to engage and excite the mind!

The Foundations of Judaism: From the Ground Up begins Wednesday, September 2nd and runs through June 2021! Over the last 5781 years, Judaism has grown and evolved, but the foundation of our faith and culture has remained constant. Join Rabbi Zylberman and TBY Clergy as we revisit the foundation and evolution of Judaism through prayer, rituals, and culture. All are welcome to join whether you're curious about certain aspects of the Jewish faith and culture or a lifelong Member of the Tribe wanting to take a look at our traditions from a different angle. See the schedule below for the topics of each class.

TBY Reads (kicking off on Wednesday, October 21st) is an exciting opportunity to dive into classic and contemporary literature, both fiction and non-fiction, for, by, and about Jews and Jewish Life. See the schedule below for the list of dates and titles. CLICK HERE to see how to purchase each book from Amazon

Complete Schedule of Adult Ed Presents Wednesday Night through June 2021:

1 / 6 Talking with God - Jewish Prayer I
1/13 Talking with God - Jewish Prayer II
1/20 TBY Reads: Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen 
1/27 Preparing for Tu B’Shvat  

2/ 3 Jewish History I
2/10 Jewish History II 
2/17 TBY Reads: If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan
2/24 Preparing for Purim  

3/3 Core Jewish Values I 
3/10 Core Jewish Values II 
3/17 Preparing for Pesach I
3/24 Preparing for Pesach II
3/31 TBY Reads: Night by Elie Wiesel (Yom Hashoah I) 

4/7 Yom Hashoah II
4/14 Yom Ha’atzmaut - Israel Yesterday and Today I  
4/21 Israel Yesterday and Today II 
4/28 TBY Reads: Antisemitism, Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt  

5/5 Jewish Lifecycle I 
5/12 Preparing for Shavuot 
5/19 TBY Reads:  The Immoralists by Chloe Benjamin
5/26 Jewish Lifecycle II 

6/2 Hebrew Crash Course I
6/9 Hebrew Crash Course II 

Complete List of Books for TBY READS for 2020-2021:

October 21st - The Color of Love by Marra B. Gad 
November 18th - The Chosen by Chaim Potok
January  20th - Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
February 17th - If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan
March 31st - Night by Elie Wiesel
April 28th - Antisemitism, Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt
May 19th - The Immoralists by Chloe Benjamin


*Recordings of each class are not guaranteed. To check and see if a session has been recorded, please email

COVID Check-In with the Docs continues every Friday at 11:45 am with Dr. Rabbi Gersh Zylberman, Dr. Gene Spiritus, Dr. Jim Weiss and other medical professionals within the TBY Family. This is the place to ask questions and to see the data of how we are doing during this pandemic. If you feel that you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms, please speak to your medical professional. 

Shabbat Morning Torah Study is now virtual every Saturday, at 9:00 pm. Each time we study Torah, we find something new in its verses...and in ourselves. Each week, led by Rabbi Zylberman or other members of the TBY clergy or lay leadership, an enthusiastic group examines the parashat hashavuah (weekly Torah portion) and discusses its meaning and relevance through the use of traditional commentaries, personal reflection, and lively debate. This Torah study is for everyone — no previous background or knowledge of Hebrew is required! Come one time — or every week! Join us, as we discover and re-discover the timeless teachings in our Torah.

Community Programs & Resources

The Community Scholar Program hosts a collection of engaging Zoom programs and we encourage you to attend those lectures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. You can learn more about the programs they have available by clicking on their logo above.

Jewish Federation of Orange County has a Community Resources Hub that provides programming and information for all families.

If you know of or would like to see a particular program or speaker at TBY, add their name to our Suggested Speaker List

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