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Courses by date: 2018

90 courses:

January (27 courses)

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: The Book of Esther

L310-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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 KINGS: The King (DAVID) is Dead; Long Live King Solomon!

T106B-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 01/11/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Winter, we move from the Davidic period to the Solomonic. In the fall, we watched as King David’s brilliant public career was utterly derailed by his personal and family weaknesses. David’s end was one ...

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A-B

L100AB-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

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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Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew (winter)

L100B-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/23/2018 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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How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts

H300-CBE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 01/25/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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Intermediate Biblical/Prayerbook Hebrew 2C

L200C-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

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 Modern Conversational Hebrew (winter)

L150B-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/26/2018 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 Yiddish (winter)

L250-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 01/24/2018 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 ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

I120B-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

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. We ...

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

I100B-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/21/2018 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 ...

Learn to Chant High Holy Day Trope

T200-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/21/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Would you like to learn the special melody for the chanting of Torah on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? If you already know how to chant Torah or Haftarah trope, it is easy to learn ...

Lehrhaus @ Jewbilee

X500-APJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A

L100A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is beginning from scratch. 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 B evenings

L250A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 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

L200A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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

L290A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 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

L300A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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

L400A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2018 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

L405A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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

L500A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 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 ...

Prayerbook Hebrew: Getting comfortable with Hebrew Prayer

L150-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Did you take a Hebrew class but you don’t know what any of it means? Do you search for a deeper spiritual meaning in worship services? Would you like to be able to help you ...

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Reading Yiddish Texts

L350-BJ Instructors: Chaver Starting: 01/22/2018 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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Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice (Contra Costa)

PC650B-CBT Instructors: Rosen Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Shalom

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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Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650B-BJ Instructors: Rosen Starting: 01/25/2018 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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Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

PC650B-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 01/22/2018 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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The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I100B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/04/2018 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 ...

February (19 courses)

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Mussar for Modern Life

P400s-TS

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 ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 02/05/2018 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: 02/06/2018 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: 02/08/2018 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 ...

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Being the Resistance: Sharing Songs, Stories, & Strategies

H500-SFPL Instructors: Scott Starting: 02/25/2018 Location: San Francisco Public Library

Songs have animated and sustained struggles for justice, rights, and dignity throughout history. This event will include performance and participatory singing in several languages with updates from the resistance front by diverse Bay Area activist ...

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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-SI Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 02/13/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

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 ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Planning a Funeral

G100-SI Instructors: Salkin Starting: 02/06/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Modern Art, Ancient Themes: Israeli Artists

A400-RC Instructors: Powell Starting: 02/08/2018 Location: Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Danville

This course will explore the work of Jewish artists from different historical periods and geographic locations. Students will examine how religious, cultural and social changes within the context of Jewish history have been expressed through ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P400A-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 02/06/2018 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 ...

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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCC)

PC650C-SJ Instructors: Angel Starting: 02/26/2018 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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Parenting in a Multiracial Jewish Family

P300-CBE Instructors: Kepler Starting: 02/22/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

Our Jewish community is increasingly multiracial, raising multiracial Jewish children is a relatively new phenomenon. Not many parents have the example of their own parents. Parents of multiracial kids have to consider: What is it ...

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Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)

PC650B-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 02/14/2018 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

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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The Art of Comfort

G400-SI Instructors: Kukla Starting: 02/27/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

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 Esther

BC700-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 02/06/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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The Book of Esther

BC700-CBI Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/07/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Israel

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H605-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2018 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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Traditions of Continuity and Diversity: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism and Classical Christianity

H250-LJ Instructors: Bramlett Starting: 02/20/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Jews and Christians claim that they share a common historical lineage, although this is often felt to be an uncomfortable fact. It has been said that there has never been a “real” Jewish-Christian dialogue because ...

Wisdom in the Wine: Making, Using (and Abusing) It in the Biblical World

H300-CBI Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/03/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Israel - Sacramento

Whether you're an enologist or just like a good glass, this session will introduce you to your counterparts from 3000 years ago. We'll explore how wines were made in ancient Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. We'll ...

Wisdom in the Wine: Making, Using (and Abusing) It in the Biblical World

H310-BH Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/24/2018 Location: Congregation Bet Haverim

Whether you're an enologist or just like a good glass, this session will introduce you to your counterparts of millennia past. We'll explore how wines were made in ancient Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. With Purim ...

March (15 courses)

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Beginning Modern Hebrew

L100-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 03/08/2018 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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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-BE Instructors: Kelman Starting: 03/13/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

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 ...

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Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop

A150-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 03/04/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...

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Intermediate Modern Hebrew

L200-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 03/08/2018 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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Israel at 70: An Ancient and Modern Adventure (Onliine Option)

H300-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 03/08/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Modern Israel may be celebrating its three score and ten years, but in fact its lifetime stretches back over three millennia.Our course will begin with a journey through the key sites and events of ancient ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Planning a Funeral

G100-BE Instructors: Salkin Starting: 03/06/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-SI Instructors: Raphael Starting: 03/06/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

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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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-BE Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/27/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

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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Mussar for Modern Life

P400B-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 03/06/2018 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 ...

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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650C-BJ Instructors: Rosen Starting: 03/08/2018 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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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650C-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 03/05/2018 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 ...

Passover Bootcamp

H300-CBT Instructors: Morrison Starting: 03/25/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Join Lehrhaus with the CCJCC and Contra Costa synagogues to present PASSOVER BOOTCAMP on Sunday, March 25, 3-5:30pm. Presenters and Topics: Rabbi Goldblatt Creating a Meaningful Family Seder Rabbi Gutterman and Cantor Chabon, TBD Rabbi ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-BE Instructors: Iliinsky Starting: 03/20/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

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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What Really Happened in the Exodus? A Discovery Day for Kids and Parents

H250-SH Instructors: Grist Starting: 03/18/2018 Location: Congregation Shir Hadash

Jewish tradition tells us to live Passover as if we ourselves were there with Moses over 3,000 years ago. This class gives you a chance to do just that. We will discover the land of ...

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

G200-SI Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/13/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

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: ...

April (19 courses)

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court with Dr. David Dalin

H500-JCL Instructors: Dalin Starting: 04/15/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin ...

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The Presidents of the United States and the Jews with Dr. David Dalin

H500-BA Instructors: Dalin Starting: 04/14/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

The Presidents of the United States and the Jews mines the historical record to document the relationships between U.S. Presidents and the prominent Jews of their day, ranging from Haym Solomon, who helped George Washington ...

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I KINGS: The King (SOLOMON) is Dead; Long Live the Kings?!?

T106C-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Spring, Israel’s (and our) wonder at the United Kingdom of Israel under the Davidic Dynasty comes to an end. Solomon’s unwise policies have alienated many of the Tribes of Israel. When Solomon’s son and ...

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Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew (spring)

L100C-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 04/10/2018 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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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-ECH Instructors: Kelman Starting: 04/17/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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 ...

Fighting Back: Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

H500-SG Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Friedman Events Center

Join us for three presentations by Fred Rosenbaum, Founding Director of Lehrhaus Judaica, marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 28 Days: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising What is the meaning for our own ...

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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew (spring)

L150C-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 04/13/2018 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 Yiddish (spring)

L255-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 04/18/2018 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 ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I120C-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 04/04/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

Since the very beginning, the People of Israel have had multiple understandings and expressions of a living Torah. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism in the 21st century. That list includes ...

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

I100C-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 04/08/2018 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 ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Planning a Funeral

G100-ECH Instructors: Salkin Starting: 04/10/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Planning a Funeral

G100-PSC Instructors: Salkin Starting: 04/26/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Moses Veiled and Unveiled

T300-JCL Instructors: Zornberg Starting: 04/16/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

The narrative of revelation at Mount Sinai is immediately followed by the catastrophic episode of the Golden Calf. Dr. Zornberg will explore Moses’ role in this episode and answer the question: Why does his face ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P400C-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 04/10/2018 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 ...

Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan

A200-NVM Instructors: Starting: 04/15/2018 Location: Noe Valley Ministry

Ensemble for These Times (formerly the Jewish Music & Poetry Project), performs “Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan" a program of music inspired by the life and works of seminal 20th century writer and survivor Paul Celan. THREE ...

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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

PC650C-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/30/2018 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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The Art of Comfort

G400-ECH Instructors: Starting: 04/24/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

H300-JCL Instructors: Seidman Starting: 04/29/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Among the many translations of the New Testament, those directed at Jews present a particular set of challenges and opportunities. This lecture traces the four-hundred-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While ...

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

G200-BE Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/03/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

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: ...

May (9 courses)

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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Contra Costa)

PC650C-CBT Instructors: Rosen Starting: 05/17/2018 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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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-PSC Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 05/10/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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 ...

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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-ECH Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 05/01/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-PSC Instructors: Starting: 05/24/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)

PC650C-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 05/02/2018 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

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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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

H350-JCL Instructors: Zipperstein Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Kishinev's 1903 riot seized the imagination of the international public and became the prototype for what would now become known as a pogrom. It would provide a crucial impetus to developments as far flung as ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-PSC Instructors: Sommer Starting: 05/17/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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

G200-PSC Instructors: Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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: ...

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

G200-ECH Instructors: Seid-Valencia Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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: ...

December (1 course)

Reading Hebrew with Tikva - Foundation 1

L100-LJ Instructors: Farber Starting: 12/15/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Learn to decode the Hebrew alef-bet! Being able to read Hebrew fluently is the foundation for all successful Hebrew language learning. Students of all ages and levels will master reading Hebrew in Hebrew with regular ...