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Courses by date: January 2017

36 courses.

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: The Book of Ruth

L310-NS Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/29/2017 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This brief but fascinating text touches so many bases that aid in our understanding of the Biblical world: daily life, family, clan and national identity, and the roles and limitations of women. It also serves ...

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

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

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I Samuel: The King is Dead; Long Live the King

T106B-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 01/26/2017 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This winter, we conclude our study of I Samuel, and begin II Samuel. This fall, we viewed the rise of David and the gradual demise of King Saul’s kingship and sanity. Saul has lashed out ...

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A-B

L100AB-NS Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/29/2017 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This class introduces students to all the basic elements of Prayerbook Hebrew: the alphabet, vowels, vocabulary, sight-reading skills, and basic grammar. You'll learn some of the key prayerbook melodies and discuss the meaning of the ...

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Beginning Yiddish from Scratch

L150-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 01/23/2017 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 ...

Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew

L100-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/10/2017 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 Biblical/Prayerbook Hebrew 2C

L200C-NS Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/29/2017 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This course will complete our study of basic prayerbook Hebrew, then begin to introduce the more complex verb patterns of classical Biblical Hebrew and the irregular verb system, while building Hebrew vocabulary. Students will start ...

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Intermediate Yiddish

L250-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 01/25/2017 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-beys, or done previous coursework in ...

Introduction to Yiddish

L150-CSH Instructors: Levitow Starting: 01/18/2017 Location: Congregation Shir Hadash

Do you carry or “shlep?” Do you aspire to be a kind, responsible person or a “mentsh?” Do you merely complain, or do you “kvetsh?” A rare opportunity to take Introductory Yiddish in the South ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

I125B-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/18/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

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. With ...

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

I120B-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/15/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

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

Learn to Chant Esther Trope

T200-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/08/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Trope is the art of chanting sacred texts. Esther trope is the most intricate and delightful of the various trope melodies, and essential for the chanting of Megillat Esther on Purim. If you already know ...

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Modern Hebrew I Evening (Winter)

L100A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/03/2017 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 (Winter)

L150A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/03/2017 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 (Winter)

L200A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/03/2017 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 (Winter)

L250A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/03/2017 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 (Winter)

L300A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/04/2017 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 (Winter)

L350A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/04/2017 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 Evening (Winter)

L400A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/05/2017 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 (Winter)

L450A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/04/2017 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 A

L100-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/11/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class began from scratch in the fall. New students are welcome to join. To make sure this is the right level please contact Orna Morad: ornamorad@yahoo.com. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A2 (evenings)

L150-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/10/2017 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 A2 (mornings)

L155-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 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

L200-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/09/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a second-year level. 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 ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B2

L250-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/10/2017 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 C

L300-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 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 D

L400-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/11/2017 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: 01/12/2017 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 Level F

L500-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/10/2017 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 Evening (Winter)

L500A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 01/05/2017 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 ...

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Reading Yiddish Texts

L350-BJ Instructors: Chaver Starting: 01/23/2017 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 ...

Talmud Engaged (evenings)

P200B-JLI Instructors: Berkowitz Starting: 01/31/2017 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Strange as it may seem, this is a course without a topic. Instead, it provides an engaging new approach to Talmud study. Each lesson presents a unique legal case with a seemingly impossible ethical conundrum. ...

Talmud Engaged (mornings)

P200A-JLI Instructors: Berkowitz Starting: 01/31/2017 Location: Chabad of Contra Costa

Strange as it may seem, this is a course without a topic. Instead, it provides an engaging new approach to Talmud study. Each lesson presents a unique legal case with a seemingly impossible ethical conundrum. ...

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The Book of Ruth

BC700B-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/19/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

This brief but fascinating text touches so many bases in our understanding of the Biblical world: daily life, family, clan and national identity, and the roles and limitations of women. It also serves as a ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I105B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/05/2017 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 ...

Traces of Sepharad (Huellas de Sefarad): Etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs

A350-OMJ Instructors: Shanker Starting: 01/26/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Cozy up with hot cider and treats to learn more about the history and inspiration for the exhibit. This exhibition shows etchings of Judeo-Spanish proverbs that provide a unique window into the world of medieval ...