Please upgrade to a newer browser.

The Lehrhaus website works best in modern browsers like Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 4, Google Chrome 10, Safari 3 and newer. If you are not using one of these, you may encounter visual glitches or other problems.

Courses by instructor: Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth Adar Rabbi Ruth Adar loves teaching "Intro," partly because she was once an Intro student herself. Currently Rabbi Adar is the "Coffee Shop Rabbi" teaching unaffiliated Jews in informal spaces all over the East Bay. Rabbi Adar attended Hebrew Union College, receiving ordination in May, 2008. She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee. She recently published an article in Reform Jewish Quarterly, "Ethical Priorities in Giving Tzedakah."

Add to cart Series

Introduction to the Jewish Experience


Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a three-part series to introduce students to Jewish culture and practice. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: born Jews who did not receive a Jewish education, Jews ...

Add to cart

Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I100C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 04/08/2015 Location: Congregation Beth El

There have been multiple expressions of Judaism since the days of the Second Temple. In this class, we will study the varieties of Judaism in the late antique and early medieval period, Ashkenazi Judaism, Sephardic ...