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Courses by date: March 2017

40 courses.

Series

USF Lecture Series in the History of Jewish/Christian Relations

H120-USF

A special three-part series, in which we hear from local scholars of national renown about the two-millenium history of Jewish/Christian relations in three distinct periods. Presented by the Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social ...

Series

On Jewish Heresy: The 2017 Taubman Lectures

L110-MG

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life present the 2017 Taubman Lectures On Jewish Heresy with David Biale. Lecture 1: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah ...

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Beginning Israeli Folk Dance

A200-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 03/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

We will learn a variety of classic, easy to follow Israeli folk dances, including both circle and line dances. Some of the folklore and meaning of the titles and the words of the music will ...

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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-CBT Instructors: Kelman Starting: 03/21/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

There are so many things we were not able to learn as children, and here is an opportunity to become confident and comfortable with: Vidui (the Jewish way of last words), Jewish laws, customs and ...

Evening with Dr. Wendy Mogel

T250-APJ Instructors: Mogel Starting: 03/23/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of books about how to raise resilient children, including The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus. (This event doesn't include dinner.) Tickets are $18, JCC ...

Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

H300-MG Instructors: Biale Starting: 03/16/2017 Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The final lecture in the 2017 Taubman lecture series On Jewish Heresy explores what "Heresy" means in a modern, secular world through the the prism of Gershom Scholem's and Hannah Arednt's work, including their contentious ...

Intro to Judaism

I100-SJ Instructors: Torchio Starting: 03/01/2017 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: Traditions of Judaism

I125C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/29/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

There have been multiple expressions of Judaism since the days of the Second Temple. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism: Ashkenazi Judaism, Sephardic Judaism, and the modern streams of Judaism. We ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)

I120C-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/26/2017 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 ...

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Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities

H400-TS Instructors: Hahn Tapper Starting: 03/26/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Jewish identity is probably not what you think it is, and likely never was, contends Aaron J. Hahn Tapper in Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities. This new book views Judaism as ...

Living with Difference: Pluralism and Boundaries in the Israel Conversation

H500-SJ Instructors: Calderon Starting: 03/29/2017 Location: JCCSF

How can we speak about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in our community across generational lines? How does personal experience color the way we view the conflict and how it should be addressed? What values do we ...

Master the Intercultural, Multigenerational Seder

P200E-BE Instructors: Kepler Starting: 03/19/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Come discuss ways to engage people of different ages, cultures and religions in your Seder. This is one workshop is a series of five. See the full series here.

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Modern Hebrew I Evening (Spring)

L100B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/21/2017 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 (Spring)

L150B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/21/2017 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 (Spring)

L200B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/21/2017 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 (Spring)

L250B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/21/2017 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 (Spring)

L300B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/22/2017 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 (Spring)

L350B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/22/2017 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 (Spring)

L400B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/23/2017 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 (Spring)

L450B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/22/2017 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 V Evening (Spring)

L500B-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 03/23/2017 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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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/20/2017 Location: JCCSF

In this essential session we will address Kaddish basics, what the Jewish tradition says about mourning and grief and memory, and how to gather community support. We will create a safe place to share special ...

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On Stage: Hand to God at Berkeley Rep

A300-TS Instructors: Chester Starting: 03/02/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Are we responsible for our actions or can we blame our destructive urges on the devil, the id, or childhood trauma? Hand to God uncovers the psychological darkness in its characters and seems to blame ...

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Power, Privilege, and BDS

H250-TS Instructors: Dollinger Starting: 03/19/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

How has the racial definition of Jews influenced our relationships with other ethnic communities? With Jews of color in our own community? Around such contentious issues as Israel, Zionism, and BDS? Come explore how the ...

Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash

H100-MG Instructors: Biale Starting: 03/13/2017 Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This opening lecture in the 2017 Taubman lecture series On Jewish Heresy explores the rabbis' attitudes toward the biblical figure of Korah and his rebellion against the authority of Moses and his Torah. Presented by: ...

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Revealing Texts: How Faith Communities Interpret Abortion

T600-DBC Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 03/22/2017 Location: David Brower Center

"The culture of a people is an ensemble of texts....” — Clifford Geertz It’s hard to find what people in the media and popular culture are talking about when they discuss critical issues through religious ...

The 'Embarrassing' Bible: Ancient Jews and Christians on the Disappointment of Scripture

H100-USF Instructors: Mroczek Starting: 03/22/2017 Location: USF Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

Part I of a special three-part series, in which we hear from local scholars of national renown about the two-millenium history of Jewish/Christian relations in three distinct periods. Prof. Eva Mroczek (UC Davis) Respondent: Aysha ...

The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbatai Zvi

H200-MG Instructors: Biale Starting: 03/15/2017 Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The second lecture in the 2017 Taubman lecture series On Jewish Heresy explores the impact of the transgressive messianic teachings of Shabbatai Tzvi and Spinoza's philosophy and theology. Presented by: The Herman P. and Sophia ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-KS Instructors: Fendel Starting: 03/26/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

There is deep Jewish wisdom when visiting the sick (“What do I say?”) and consoling the the mourners (“What do I do during shiva?") Sometimes it’s not just family, but also supporting caregivers, comforting the ...

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The Book of Ruth

BC700-CBI Instructors: Grist Starting: 03/07/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Israel

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 Final Mitzvot (Getting Your House In Order)

G200-KS Instructors: Stewart Starting: 03/05/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

This session will de-mystify Advance Planning, Ethical Wills, and Ethical Dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, stem-cell usage. This is part of a six-part series called Walking in the Valley of the ...

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The Final Mitzvot (Getting Your House In Order)

G200-NS Instructors: Stewart Starting: 03/05/2017 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This session will de-mystify Advance Planning, Ethical Wills, and Ethical Dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, stem-cell usage. This is part of a six-part series called Walking in the Valley of the ...

The Importance of Household for Understanding Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations

H200-USF Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 03/29/2017 Location: USF Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

Part II of a special three-part series, in which we hear from local scholars of national renown about the two-millenium history of Jewish/Christian relations in three distinct periods. Prof. Deena Aranoff (GTU/UCB) Respondent: Katrina Olds ...

The Open Faith Salon — Befriending the Unknown and Embracing Uncertainty: Inter-religious perspectives

P300-CHL Instructors: Frankel Starting: 03/05/2017 Location: Chochmat HaLev

Since the 2016 election many of us have been in a state of heightened anxiety. So much is unknown and uncertain, and fear is a common response to uncertainty. We humans love to “know” and ...

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The Other Conversation

G100-CBJ Instructors: Salkin Starting: 03/07/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Jacob

In this session we will explore how we talk with/to our children/spouse/partner about end of life wishes. We will share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, and selecting a plot. And the ...

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The Other Conversation

G100-KS Instructors: Salkin Starting: 03/19/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

In this session we will explore how we talk with/to our children/spouse/partner about end of life wishes. We will share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, and selecting a plot. And the ...

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The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on the Unknown

P500-CHL Instructors: Frankel Starting: 03/09/2017 Location: Chochmat HaLev

“The ultimate purpose of knowledge is to know that we don’t know.” —Rabbi Yehudah Bedersi, Bechinat Olam For most of us, the "unknown" is both friend and foe. At times it is a source of ...

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

A300-CT Instructors: Blady Starting: 03/08/2017 Location: Century 16 Theater

Loyalty to your family can be a virtue. But what happens when the iron-willed, eighty year-old patriarch of a large family (originally from Tajikistan and now living in Tel Aviv) demands that his adult children, ...

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This Is Bay Area Jewry: Photo essays on the changing nature of our community

A500-PTS Instructors: Kepler Starting: 03/05/2017 Location: Peninsula Temple Sholom

Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 16 intimate portraits of individuals and families from ...

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When Life is Over: Where is Your Soul? Jewish Perspectives on the Afterlife

G600-TS Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/09/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

In this conversation we will survey the diverse range of Jewish conceptions of the soul, the afterlife, resurrection, and reincarnation. We will also reflect on some of the big questions at the end of life: ...