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Courses by date: 2017

47 courses:

September (19 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 ...

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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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 ...

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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 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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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 (18 courses)

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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: 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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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, ...

November (5 courses)

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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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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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 ...

December (5 courses)

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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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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 ...