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Current courses by topic: Text and Thought

20 courses in 4 subcategories:

Biblical Interpretations (11 courses)

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I KINGS: The King (DAVID) is Dead; Long Live King Solomon!

T106B-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 01/11/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Winter, we move from the Davidic period to the Solomonic. In the fall, we watched as King David’s brilliant public career was utterly derailed by his personal and family weaknesses. David’s end was one ...

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I KINGS: The King (SOLOMON) is Dead; Long Live the Kings?!?

T106C-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Spring, Israel’s (and our) wonder at the United Kingdom of Israel under the Davidic Dynasty comes to an end. Solomon’s unwise policies have alienated many of the Tribes of Israel. When Solomon’s son and ...

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How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts

H300-CBE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 01/25/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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Moses Veiled and Unveiled

T300-JCL Instructors: Zornberg Starting: 04/16/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

The narrative of revelation at Mount Sinai is immediately followed by the catastrophic episode of the Golden Calf. Dr. Zornberg will explore Moses’ role in this episode and answer the question: Why does his face ...

Passover Bootcamp

H300-CBT Instructors: Morrison Starting: 03/25/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Join Lehrhaus with the CCJCC and Contra Costa synagogues to present PASSOVER BOOTCAMP on Sunday, March 25, 3-5:30pm. Presenters and Topics: Rabbi Goldblatt Creating a Meaningful Family Seder Rabbi Gutterman and Cantor Chabon, TBD Rabbi ...

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The Book of Esther

BC700-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 02/06/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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The Book of Esther

BC700-CBI Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/07/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Israel

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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What Really Happened in the Exodus? A Discovery Day for Kids and Parents

H250-SH Instructors: Grist Starting: 03/18/2018 Location: Congregation Shir Hadash

Jewish tradition tells us to live Passover as if we ourselves were there with Moses over 3,000 years ago. This class gives you a chance to do just that. We will discover the land of ...

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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

H300-JCL Instructors: Seidman Starting: 04/29/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Among the many translations of the New Testament, those directed at Jews present a particular set of challenges and opportunities. This lecture traces the four-hundred-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While ...

Wisdom in the Wine: Making, Using (and Abusing) It in the Biblical World

H300-CBI Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/03/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Israel - Sacramento

Whether you're an enologist or just like a good glass, this session will introduce you to your counterparts from 3000 years ago. We'll explore how wines were made in ancient Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. We'll ...

Wisdom in the Wine: Making, Using (and Abusing) It in the Biblical World

H310-BH Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/24/2018 Location: Congregation Bet Haverim

Whether you're an enologist or just like a good glass, this session will introduce you to your counterparts of millennia past. We'll explore how wines were made in ancient Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. With Purim ...

Classic Texts (5 courses)

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How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts

H300-CBE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 01/25/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

I120B-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

The land of Israel has been central to Jewish history, both ancient and modern. This class will examine the history ancient Israel, the beginnings of rabbinic Judaism, and the modern return to the land. We ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts (Online only)

I100B-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/21/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Temple Sinai on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

Lehrhaus @ Jewbilee

X500-APJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, ...

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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

H300-JCL Instructors: Seidman Starting: 04/29/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Among the many translations of the New Testament, those directed at Jews present a particular set of challenges and opportunities. This lecture traces the four-hundred-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While ...

Comparative Religion (3 courses)

Lehrhaus @ Jewbilee

X500-APJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, ...

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Traditions of Continuity and Diversity: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism and Classical Christianity

H250-LJ Instructors: Bramlett Starting: 02/20/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Jews and Christians claim that they share a common historical lineage, although this is often felt to be an uncomfortable fact. It has been said that there has never been a “real” Jewish-Christian dialogue because ...

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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

H300-JCL Instructors: Seidman Starting: 04/29/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Among the many translations of the New Testament, those directed at Jews present a particular set of challenges and opportunities. This lecture traces the four-hundred-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While ...

Philosophy (1 course)

Lehrhaus @ Jewbilee

X500-APJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, ...