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Courses by date: October 2017

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, ...