2017 Course Information:


Beyond Borders 20 Weeks

Beyond Borders provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today.   The course grapples with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoirs

Taught by Itzik Sztokman
Part 1:  Wed. Nights 7.30-9.00pm – July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 31, Sep. 6, 13
Part 2:  Wed. Nights 7.30-9.00pm – Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20
Each Part – $250 TBI Member          $280 Non-Member          Course Reader $60
Course Reader only needs to be purchased for Part 1 if also attending Part 2.


From Sinai to Seinfeld 10 Weeks

A treasure of irresistible jokes from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century.

Taught by Rabbi Ronnie Figdor
Thursday 10.00-11.30am  – Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21
$250 TBI Member          $280 Non-Member          Course Reader $45



We Are What We Remember 4 Weeks

This course addresses the important role of collective national memory in the ongoing development and adaptation of Judaism throughout the generations.  What do we remember and why?

Taught by Rabbi Kim Ettlinger
Mon Nights  7.30-9.00pm  Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11
$100 TBI Member          $118 Non-Member


2017 Past Courses:

Maintaining Balance 4 Weeks

According to an Australian Survey from 2012, a quarter of women and one-fifth of men working full-time are unhappy with their work/life balance.  Searching for ways to find balance in our lives is a recurring theme in modern living. Throughout this course texts will be studied related to the various elements of our lives that are constantly hanging in the balance.

Taught by Rabbi Kim Ettlinger
Monday Nights 7.30-9.00pm –  Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
$100 TBI Member          $118 Non-Member


Jewish Denominations 10 Weeks

A fresh examination of Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change of the past 300 years.  Exploration of the impact of gender, assimilation, Israel, and post-denominationalism on the movements and the Jewish people.

Taught by Paul Forgasz
Thursdays Mornings 10—11.30am – July. 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep. 7, 14
$250 TBI Member          $280 Non-Member          Course Reader $45

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