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Courses by date: February 2018

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 ...