Courses by instructor: Rabbi Lavey Derby
Rabbi Lavey Yitzchak Derby currently serves as Director of Jewish Life at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. From 1991-2010 Rabbi Derby served as the rabbi of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, California. In this position, he was instrumental in building a community built on the principles of Torah study, spiritual quest and practice, and social justice. He is the eighth generation direct descendant of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, for whom he is named, and is part of a family line of rabbis that traces back to the year 1500. Rabbi Derby has also served at the 92nd Street “Y” in New York and at CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Currently, he is on the faculty of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. In the summer of 2010 he was named a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Rabbi Derby is the Founder and lead teacher of “The Idra: A Community for Jewish Spiritual Learning and Practice.
Shedding Light on the Zohar- Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle (Peninsula)
In this introductory session to Philosophy Circle: Zohar, we will explore the origins of the Zohar and some of the key motifs found in this extraordinary text. Our guide through this material is Professor Daniel ...