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Courses by date: January 2018

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To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations.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