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Courses by date: 2017

103 courses:

September (33 courses)

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The Building Blocks of Judaism

I100-BA

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P450-TS

This is a continuation series with a modular structure. Participants can register for the four-session series or take individual sessions, and new folks are welcome at any time. Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of ...

Forest Dark: Nicole Krauss

A250-SJ Instructors: Krauss Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists,” Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestsellers Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; The History of Love; ...

A Taste of Mediterranean Cooking

A300-APJ Instructors: Krupnik Starting: 09/10/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Join us for a series of cooking classes beginning on September 10th designed to create healthier lifestyles. We will explore unique recipes both for every day and for holidays.

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/14/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course will focus on conversational skills with an attention to improving fluency.

Aleph-Bet Review for Adults

L100-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 09/17/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Do you confuse gimel and nun on the dreidel? Do final letters leave you flummoxed? Did you take a Hebrew class but still mix up your vowels? This ten session class will help refresh your ...

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Back to the Prophets
II Samuel: King David's Tragedies and Triumphs

T106A-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 09/28/2017 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Fall, we complete our study of the book of II Samuel. King David’s dreams and promise are on the verge of collapse. Having consolidated his united kingdom, he has established a Davidic Empire. Jerusalem ...

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Beginning Modern Hebrew

L100-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

In this class, we will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from classical and Modern Hebrew texts to Israeli music. Required text: Hebrew From ...

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Hebrew and Hummus

L110-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/25/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn conversational Hebrew as it is spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv today – including some slang – while enjoying the flavors of Israel! We will prepare and enjoy a different Israeli dish each ...

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Intermediate Modern Hebrew

L200-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

This course is for students who have already learned the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. We will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from ...

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Intermediate Yiddish

L250-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

This is a continuation class that started meeting in 2012 at the beginning level. New students are welcome — must have some background in Yiddish, including knowledge of the alef beis, or done previous coursework ...

Learn Hebrew - Speaking and Reading

L100-APJ Instructors: Karmi Starting: 09/05/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Learn to speak and read Hebrew with Instructor Yael Karmi. Yael will differentiate instruction based on the students in attendance, so no matter what your level, this class is right for you. All are welcome.

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar in Aramaic

PC600-CBE Instructors: Matt Starting: 09/13/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

This special section of the Zohar program is led by Prof. Daniel Matt and is for students with the ability to follow the Zohar in the original (facility in either Hebrew or Aramaic). The Aramaic ...

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Modern Hebrew I Evening

L100A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn Hebrew from scratch. Begin by learning how to read, write and pronounce the Hebrew alphabet, then combine letters into simple words to engage in beginning conversation. This class is designed for first-time students who ...

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Modern Hebrew I Matinee

L150A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn Hebrew from scratch. Begin by learning how to read, write and pronounce the Hebrew alphabet, then combine letters into simple words to engage in beginning conversation. This class is designed for first-time students who ...

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Modern Hebrew II Evening

L200A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build your vocabulary and learn the basic skills for day-to-day conversation by focusing on listening and responding in Hebrew. Topics include numbers, colors, household items, essential conversations like time and directions, and present tense verbs. ...

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Modern Hebrew II Matinee

L250A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build your vocabulary and learn the basic skills for day-to-day conversation by focusing on listening and responding in Hebrew. Topics include numbers, colors, household items, essential conversations like time and directions, and present tense verbs. ...

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Modern Hebrew III Evening

L300A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build on your previous knowledge of Hebrew to improve reading comprehension, increase your vocabulary and practice conversations in which you draw out fellow students and talk about travel and food. Begin to learn the past ...

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Modern Hebrew III Matinee

L350A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build on your previous knowledge of Hebrew to improve reading comprehension, increase your vocabulary and practice conversations in which you draw out fellow students and talk about travel and food. Begin to learn the past ...

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Modern Hebrew IV Evenings

L400A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/28/2017 Location: JCCSF

Increase proficiency by learning more advanced vocabulary and how grammar influences meaning. Topics include shoreshim (word roots), the future tense, binyanim (verb forms) and idioms. Class takes place mostly in Hebrew and uses basic native ...

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Modern Hebrew IV Matinee

L450A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCCSF

Increase proficiency by learning more advanced vocabulary and how grammar influences meaning. Topics include shoreshim (word roots), the future tense, binyanim (verb forms) and idioms. Class takes place mostly in Hebrew and uses basic native ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B (evenings)

L250-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B (mornings)

L200-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/14/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level C

L290-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level D

L300-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/14/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level D2

L400-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/13/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students build on vocabulary, grammar and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level E

L405-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/14/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills. ...

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Modern Hebrew Level F

L500-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 09/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills ...

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Modern Hebrew V Evenings

L500A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/28/2017 Location: JCCSF

Enjoy in-depth reading and conversation in this class conducted entirely in Hebrew. Focus on fluency, using Israeli newspapers, music, stories and film. This class is designed for students with high-level speaking and writing skills. For ...

Modern Jewish Thought

T300-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Are the Jews a nation or a religion? Can traditional practice and belief be reconciled with science and reason? Should the Holocaust shape the way Jews think about God? These are some of the core ...

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My Attic, Your Story: An Immigrant's Tale

A400-OFJ Instructors: Sholin Starting: 09/13/2017 Location: Oshman Family JCC

We are a nation of immigrants. Many Jewish families are descendants of the 2.4 million Eastern European émigrés who came here from 1880-1920. The universal assimilation story is brought back to life using my family’s ...

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Reading Yiddish Texts

L350-BJ Instructors: Chaver Starting: 09/18/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

In this course, we will read and discuss selections of Yiddish prose and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries. The class will focus on comprehension, based not only on the lexicon and syntax of ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (fall)

I100A-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 09/07/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

October (47 courses)

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650-JCF

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCC)

PC650-SJ

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650-ECH

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

PC650-OMJ

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650-BJ

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Contra Costa)

PC650-CBT

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience (Online only)

I100-OL

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 ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience

I120-TS

Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a three-part series of classes to introduce students to Jewish culture and practice. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: Jews who did not receive a Jewish education, ...

Harvest of Blossoms: It's Discovery and Remembrance

T100-MG Instructors: Silverblatt Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger was only eighteen when she died in a labor camp in Ukraine. In the course of a life cut short, Selma wrote over fifty poems in German. She recorded them in an album ...

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Survivor Café: Elizabeth Rosner in Conversation with Anne Germanocos

A250-JCL Instructors: Rosner Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events―the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do ...

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Ancient Israel’s Power Politics: Prophets, Priests and Kings

L310-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

In an era of political turmoil, it’s informative (and perhaps comforting) to examine an ancient predecessor. Our class will review episodes from the centuries-long conflict between the three key branches of ancient Israel’s government: the ...

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A

L100-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

Discover the essentials of Prayerbook Hebrew, starting with the alphabet, vowels, sight reading and basic grammar, all in a friendly, supportive environment. We'll also learn some of the key Prayerbook melodies, and discuss the meaning ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/02/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-TI Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/03/2017 Location: Temple Isaiah

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-OMJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/12/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

Between Historiography and Literature: Gershom Sholem's Intellectual Biography

T300-UCB Instructors: Engel Starting: 10/10/2017 Location: UC Berkeley

The famous Kabbalah scholar, Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) occupies a central role in our intellectual imagination. He was “the creator of an academic discipline,” according to Martin Buber and is discussed by historians, literary scholars, and ...

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Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew

L100A-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 10/03/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

The course is designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur סידור (prayer book) in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the ...

Gallery Chat: Bad Rabbi And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

A350-CJM Instructors: Portnoy Starting: 10/13/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

YIVO scholar Eddy Portnoy reads from Bad Rabbi. The book exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

Gallery Chat: Jewish law and representation with Professor Rachel Gross

A300-CJM Instructors: Gross Starting: 10/06/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Professor Rachel Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, discusses the misunderstanding around Jewish law and representation. This gallery chat is presented in conjunction with the ...

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Great Jewish Trials

H400-CBS Instructors: Gambert Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Shalom

For centuries, individual Jews have been accused of crimes the nature of which contains stereotypes about Judaism and/or the Jewish people in general. We will examine the "blood libel" allegation that became widespread in 13th ...

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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew

L150A-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 10/20/2017 Location: Lerman Law

The Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language. Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking ...

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Intermediate Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 2B

L200B-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

The fourth semester of the introductory sequence of Biblical Hebrew grammar, this course covers the more complex features of the language, and introduces students to the process of translating and analyzing texts found in the ...

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Intro to Judaism

I100-SJ Instructors: Torchio Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: JCCSF

Whether your familiarity with Jewish learning and experience is academic or informal, you are warmly invited to join a conversation that seeks to integrate your knowledge and explore your questions. This four-week-long class is comprised ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Lifecycles and Holidays

I120A-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Communal and individual Jewish life dances to the rhythm of two different cycles: Jewish lifecycle events and the cycle of the Jewish year. This class covers a basic introduction to the Jewish lifecycle (weddings, birth, ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Lifecycles and Holidays (Online only)

I100A-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 10/22/2017 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 ...

Judaism 101

I100-KS Instructors: Leider Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

This 18-week course is for those who would like to learn about Judaism from the ground up, or to fill in gaps from what they learned (or didn’t learn) as a child. The class also ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Contra Costa)

PC650A-CBT Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/26/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650A-BJ Instructors: Rosen Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

PC650A-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/16/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650A-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 10/23/2017 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCC)

PC650A-SJ Instructors: Angel Starting: 10/23/2017 Location: JCCSF

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650A-JCF Instructors: Harris Starting: 10/24/2017 Location: Jewish Community Federation

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (Peninsula)

PC600-PJ Instructors: Derby Starting: 10/30/2017 Location: Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - East Bay

TC850-BJ Instructors: Richman Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Los Gatos

TC850-APJ Instructors: Clayman Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Lunchtime Downtown San Francisco

TC850-MI Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: Mechanics' Institute Library

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Marin

TC850-OMJ Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Palo Alto

TC850-OFJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Oshman Family JCC

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - San Francisco

TC850-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of ...

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Moses, Akhenaten and the Troubled Birth of Monotheism (Online Option)

H400-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/02/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

3,370 years ago (give or take) marks the birth moment of the first one-god faith: Akhenaten's Atenism in Egypt. It failed, but the second attempt (in Israel) ultimately gave birth to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P450B-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 10/14/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of character development that has regained popularity as a spiritual practice in our modern age. Through interactive exercises, text study, contemplative practices, writing and discussion, this class will explore ...

Parenting and Grandparenting in an Interfaith Family: Techniques for listening and talking to adult children

P200-BE Instructors: Kepler Starting: 10/30/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Your child has married a non-Jewish person, maybe a Christian. Possibly they have not yet determined whether to have a Jewish home. The question of children may also be up in the air. You know ...

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Sikhism and Judaism: Separated at Birth?

H300-SJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/16/2017 Location: JCCSF

The Sikh faith was founded in the late fifteenth century in India by Guru Nanak, who preached tolerance and equality for every person. Sikhs are monotheists who, like the Jews, lost their kingdom. They have ...

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Sukkah Party for Interfaith Couples and Families

P100-BJB Instructors: Kepler Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: A Private Home in Oakland

Come to the Sukkah for some food and fun. Together we’ll make and hang sukkah decorations and everyone will get a chance to wave the lulav and etrog. We’ll make edible sukkahs that kids (and ...

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H600-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers six hours of interactive information about the history and culture of Italian Jewry over two millennia. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic digitally, ...

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Why We Need Heschel More Now Than Ever Before

PC650-JCL Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Join us for an open discussion of the life and legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel with the faculty of the Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice program.

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Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life
Yiddishania: The Gantzeh Cholent

P500-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

In this four-session course produced by KlezCalifornia, we will explore different facets of Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life. We'll cover a basic introduction of Yiddish language and history, look at family, food, holiday practices, ...

November (16 courses)

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Stepchildren of the Shtetl: A Lecture with Natan Meir

H350-JCL Instructors: Meir Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Natan Meir discusses the topic of his forthcoming scholarly book Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe. He will present an analysis of Jewish society in 19th– and early ...

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A Golden Age in the Golden State? Muslims and Jews Creating a Culture of Understanding

X500-OMJ Instructors: Astren Starting: 11/05/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

This half-day symposium will explore Muslim Jewish relations in the United States and the Bay Area. How are groups of Muslims and Jews working together to find common cause? How can we draw lessons from ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-CBE Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/14/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-OMJ Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-BA Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/18/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-SFF Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/20/2017 Location: Jewish Community Federation

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

God: A Human History

A300-SJ Instructors: Aslan Starting: 11/29/2017 Location: JCCSF

Join writer, commentator and religious studies scholar Reza Aslan (Zealot) for a conversation about humanity’s struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence ...

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Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

A200-TS Instructors: Chester Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Join us this fall for Berkeley Rep’s new play by Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket, that “celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.” The play ...

Jewish Americans: Religion and Identity in the Haas-Lilienthal House

H300-HLH Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/09/2017 Location: Haas-Lilienthal House

Lehrhaus Founding Director Emeritus Fred Rosenbaum shares his detailed research about the three generations of German-Jewish residents who lived in the elegant and imposing Haas-Lilienthal House (1886-1972). They helped turn San Francisco from a coarse ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (East Bay)

PC600-BJ Instructors: Matt Starting: 11/07/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (Marin)

PC600-OMJ Instructors: Brown Starting: 11/01/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (San Francisco)

PC600-SJ Instructors: Glazer Starting: 11/07/2017 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P450C-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 11/11/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of character development that has regained popularity as a spiritual practice in our modern age. Through interactive exercises, text study, contemplative practices, writing and discussion, this class will explore ...

Patralineal Jews: Navigating the Jewish World and Keeping Your Identity Strong

P200-CD Instructors: Kepler Starting: 11/12/2017 Location: Cafe Dejena

Are you the child of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother? At some point in life patrilineal Jews usually are told, “You know you’re not really Jewish, right?” Let’s talk about how to be a ...

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Jewish Educators

TC850-BS Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 11/02/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Sholom

The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The ...

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The Day the Holocaust Began

H300-CSI Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/10/2017 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

On the anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime and its cataclysmic consequences. This talk will be delivered at Congregation Sherith Israel ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)

PC650-ST

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Jews of Color: Taking Charge of Your Jewish Identity

P200-TBA Instructors: Carter Martinez Starting: 12/17/2017 Location: Temple Beth Abraham

It is not unusual for a Jew of color to be asked, “How did you get to be Jewish?” Quite simply the question stems from their appearance, “You don’t look Jewish.” There are a number ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)

PC650A-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 12/06/2017 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Making Shabbat Your Own: Shabbat Candlesticks

A200-NS Instructors: Sherman Starting: 12/03/2017 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

Come make Shabbat candlesticks from metal foil, discuss how to make the celebration of Shabbat work for yourself or your family, and learn the “Secret of Shabbat!” While discussing Shabbat we will explore lots of ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P450D-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 12/09/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of character development that has regained popularity as a spiritual practice in our modern age. Through interactive exercises, text study, contemplative practices, writing and discussion, this class will explore ...

Raising Kids in an Interfaith Family

P200-TIA Instructors: Kepler Starting: 12/10/2017 Location: Temple Israel

As partners and parents we want the best for each member of our family. Does that mean putting our relationship before the children? Can’t we give equally to our partner and our kids? There is ...

Reading Hebrew with Tikva - Foundation 1

L100-LJ Instructors: Farber Starting: 12/15/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Learn to decode the Hebrew alef-bet! Being able to read Hebrew fluently is the foundation for all successful Hebrew language learning. Students of all ages and levels will master reading Hebrew in Hebrew with regular ...