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Courses by region: Contra Costa

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Back to the Prophets — II Samuel: King David Undone

T106C-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 04/20/2017 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This spring, we continue our study of the book of II Samuel. King David is on a roll! Having consolidated his kingdom, he has conquered surrounding nations and established a Davidic Empire. His newly-established capital ...

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I Samuel: The King is Dead; Long Live the King

T106B-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 01/26/2017 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This winter, we conclude our study of I Samuel, and begin II Samuel. This fall, we viewed the rise of David and the gradual demise of King Saul’s kingship and sanity. Saul has lashed out ...

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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-CBT Instructors: Kelman Starting: 03/21/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

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 ...

Exploring Judaism

I100-TI Instructors: Postrel Starting: 09/25/2016 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This course is a year-long exploration of the history, beliefs, traditions, and practices of the Jewish people. “Exploring Judaism” will be interesting and meaningful whether you are becoming an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, you are just ...

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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 ...

Talmud Engaged (evenings)

P200B-JLI Instructors: Berkowitz Starting: 01/31/2017 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Strange as it may seem, this is a course without a topic. Instead, it provides an engaging new approach to Talmud study. Each lesson presents a unique legal case with a seemingly impossible ethical conundrum. ...

Talmud Engaged (mornings)

P200A-JLI Instructors: Berkowitz Starting: 01/31/2017 Location: Chabad of Contra Costa

Strange as it may seem, this is a course without a topic. Instead, it provides an engaging new approach to Talmud study. Each lesson presents a unique legal case with a seemingly impossible ethical conundrum. ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-CBT Instructors: Fendel Starting: 04/25/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

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 ...

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

A300-CT Instructors: Blady Starting: 03/08/2017 Location: Century 16 Theater

Loyalty to your family can be a virtue. But what happens when the iron-willed, eighty year-old patriarch of a large family (originally from Tajikistan and now living in Tel Aviv) demands that his adult children, ...