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Courses by date: September 2017

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 ...