Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:00 pm
Speaking about the 20th century artist Theresa Bernstein
Theresa Bernstein was a prolific Jewish American painter whose lifetime spanned the entire twentieth century. She never gained the fame of her contemporaries such as Jackson Pollack or Georgia O'Keefe, but it was not because of any less talent or output. Although she lived in NYC for most of her life, her early Jewish roots were here in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
Norm Rubin will be the Adult Education featured speaker. He has been a featured speaker at many local forums. His topic will be the Rise and Demise of the Borscht Belt, a term given to the Catskills area of New York. Norm will present the history of that area which was transformed in the early 1900s through the 1960s into a major vacation and summer camp mecca for Jewish families at resorts like the Concord, Grossinger's, and the Nevele. Norm's talk will highlight many of the well known entertainers who got their start performing at resort hotels in the Catskills, including Mel Brooks, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, and Jerry Lewis. Norm also has a personal connection to the Borsht Belt. His grandfather owned a hotel in Liberty, New York that was part of the history. Norm's talk will include many photos from this bygone era.
Friday, March 22, 2019, 6:15 pm
Rabbi Jon Cutler (during evening services)
BTBJ’s Adult Education committee is pleased to welcome Rabbi Jon Cutler to speak to us during Friday evening services, March 22nd. Our program starts at 7:00 pm. Rabbi Jon Cutler is the spiritual leader of Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA. Presently, Rabbi Cutler is also a Captain in the US Navy Reserves. He served on active duty for 5 years both overseas and domestically. He is currently in his 27th year with the Navy Reserves. On March 22nd, Rabbi Cutler will join us at services to speak with us about his adventures and experiences as a Jewish Naval Chaplain. He has been awarded many commendations from the Navy and is a celebrated veteran. BTBJ is excited to have Rabbi Jon Cutler speak with us on March 22nd!
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
Diana Kanoff will be presenting a power point talk about the life of Maestro Leonard Bernstein, this year being the 101st anniversary of his birth. Diana's presentation will be a reprise of one which she presented at the adult education organization REAP, Retired Executives and Professionals. Diana is a retired school teacher who lives in Jenkintown and is a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.