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Courses by date: March 2018

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: ...