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Courses by date: November 2017

16 courses.

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Stepchildren of the Shtetl: A Lecture with Natan Meir

H350-JCL Instructors: Meir Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Natan Meir discusses the topic of his forthcoming scholarly book Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe. He will present an analysis of Jewish society in 19th– and early ...

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A Golden Age in the Golden State? Muslims and Jews Creating a Culture of Understanding

X500-OMJ Instructors: Astren Starting: 11/05/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

This half-day symposium will explore Muslim Jewish relations in the United States and the Bay Area. How are groups of Muslims and Jews working together to find common cause? How can we draw lessons from ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-CBE Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/14/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-OMJ Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-BA Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/18/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-SFF Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/20/2017 Location: Jewish Community Federation

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

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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Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

A200-TS Instructors: Chester Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Join us this fall for Berkeley Rep’s new play by Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket, that “celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.” The play ...

Jewish Americans: Religion and Identity in the Haas-Lilienthal House

H300-HLH Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/09/2017 Location: Haas-Lilienthal House

Lehrhaus Founding Director Emeritus Fred Rosenbaum shares his detailed research about the three generations of German-Jewish residents who lived in the elegant and imposing Haas-Lilienthal House (1886-1972). They helped turn San Francisco from a coarse ...

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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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Mussar for Modern Life

P450C-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 11/11/2017 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 ...

Patralineal Jews: Navigating the Jewish World and Keeping Your Identity Strong

P200-CD Instructors: Kepler Starting: 11/12/2017 Location: Cafe Dejena

Are you the child of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother? At some point in life patrilineal Jews usually are told, “You know you’re not really Jewish, right?” Let’s talk about how to be a ...

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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 ...

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The Day the Holocaust Began

H300-CSI Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/10/2017 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

On the anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime and its cataclysmic consequences. This talk will be delivered at Congregation Sherith Israel ...