Torah study is Saturday in the library from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM. Please see our calendar for details or contact Murray Farber (559) 226-5455.
Monthly Women’s Torah Study with Rabbi Laura
Gather together as women in the sacred study of Torah. All women are welcome, regardless of Torah study experience. No knowledge of Hebrew required. Prior to each session participants will be given a passage of Torah to read in advance and come prepared to discuss. Rabbi Laura will facilitate interactive discussions each month.
Sunday Mornings 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Dates: The First Sunday of the Month (except where noted)
- October 6
- November 3
- December 1
- January 12 (2nd Sunday)
- February 2
- March 1
- April 5
- May 3
- June 7
- Registration $100 for 9 monthly sessions.
- Materials: The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, Eds. Eskenazi & Weiss. Each participant is asked to purchase a copy or arrange to have access to one for the course.
To register: Submit payment to TBI
Questions: email Rabbi Dr. Laura Novak Winer or call her at 925-989-1997
Rabbi Laura’s List of Reading Resources for Israel
Here is a list of resources to begin or continue your Israel learning. Rabbi Rick mentioned this list in his Rosh Hashanah sermon 5780
Everyone should take the opportunity to visit Israel. Walking the stone sidewalks our ancestors frequented thousands of years ago and experiencing the vibrant life today powerfully connects us at once to our history and to the breadth of Jewish life today. Every few years, when we have enough people interested, we take a group to Israel. Congregational trips, interfaith trips, trips for first timers and trips for those who want a deeper experience. Let us know if you would like to join us!
Fresno Jewish Film Series
The Fresno Jewish Film Series Committee is dedicated to using film for its contemporary and popular value to celebrate Jewish culture and to reflect the diversity and richness of the Jewish experience. Founded in 2003, the Fresno Jewish Film Series has grown in size and reputation and brings to audiences an assortment of dramas, comedies, documentaries and short length films depicting Jewish life from different times and places around the globe. The committee seeks to use the power of film and video to both entertain and educate, while also challenging conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish people and world community alike. You will find variations of love and friendship, self exploration, family interaction and dynamics and cultural diversity. To RSVP contact Elizabeth Kassel at 559-285-0013 or join our email list here or follow us on Facebook and check out the calendar for the full list of events.
All are welcome to visit the Library (Monday- Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM). We have a comprehensive collection of Jewish books, videos, newspapers and periodicals.
TBI also has the Jack and Lola Kader Holocaust Library: housing hundreds of volumes, documenting oral histories of the Holocaust. The Jack and Lola Kader Holocaust Library is available for use by students and the general public
If you are interested in volunteering to keep the collection up to date please contact the TBI office at 559-432-3600.
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