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Courses by instructor: Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Chief Program Officer and a Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art. From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle, and adjunct faculty for the JFCS Holocaust Center.

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Buber (San Francisco)

T650-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 11/07/2016 Location: JCCSF

We celebrate the life of the renowned Jewish philosopher and educator after his 50th yahrzeit with readings and discussions from Hasidism and Modern Man. First published in 1958, this collection of essays examines the life ...

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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/20/2017 Location: JCCSF

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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Philosophy Circle Mini Course: Readings from HaLevi, Maimonides, Buber, and Heschel

PC500-CBS Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 02/02/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Shalom

On four very different nights we will dip into the wellspring of the Jewish philosophical library in this mini survey course for Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle. HaLevi and Maimonides created foundational thought on Jewish identity at ...

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Philosophy Circle Mini Course: Readings from HaLevi, Maimonides, Buber, and Heschel

PC500-CST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/19/2017 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

On four very different nights we will dip into the wellspring of the Jewish philosophical library in this mini survey course for Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle. HaLevi and Maimonides created foundational thought on Jewish identity at ...

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Lunchtime Downtown San Francisco

TC850-RJO Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 11/02/2016 Location: Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The ...

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Palo Alto

TC850-OFJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/30/2016 Location: Oshman Family JCC

The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The ...

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - San Francisco

TC850-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 11/06/2016 Location: JCCSF

The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The ...

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The Final Mitzvot (Getting Your House In Order)

G200-CBJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/04/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Jacob

This session will de-mystify Advance Planning, Ethical Wills, and Ethical Dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, stem-cell usage. This is part of a six-part series called Walking in the Valley of the ...

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

G600-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/03/2017 Location: JCCSF

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

G600-TS Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/09/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

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: ...