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Current courses by topic: The Arts

8 courses in 4 subcategories:

Cooking (1 course)

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 ...

Film (2 courses)

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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 ...

Music (3 courses)

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Being the Resistance: Sharing Songs, Stories, & Strategies

H500-SFPL Instructors: Scott Starting: 02/25/2018 Location: San Francisco Public Library

Songs have animated and sustained struggles for justice, rights, and dignity throughout history. This event will include performance and participatory singing in several languages with updates from the resistance front by diverse Bay Area activist ...

Learn to Chant High Holy Day Trope

T200-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/21/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Would you like to learn the special melody for the chanting of Torah on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? If you already know how to chant Torah or Haftarah trope, it is easy to learn ...

Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan

A200-NVM Instructors: Starting: 04/15/2018 Location: Noe Valley Ministry

Ensemble for These Times (formerly the Jewish Music & Poetry Project), performs “Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan" a program of music inspired by the life and works of seminal 20th century writer and survivor Paul Celan. THREE ...

Visual Art (2 courses)

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Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop

A150-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 03/04/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...

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Modern Art, Ancient Themes: Israeli Artists

A400-RC Instructors: Powell Starting: 02/08/2018 Location: Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Danville

This course will explore the work of Jewish artists from different historical periods and geographic locations. Students will examine how religious, cultural and social changes within the context of Jewish history have been expressed through ...