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Courses by region: East Bay

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Mussar for Modern Life

P550-TS

This is a continuation series with a modular structure. Participants can register for the three-session series or take individual sessions, and new folks are welcome at any time. Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of ...

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A Taste of Talmud (Berkeley)

TC800-BJ Instructors: Richman Starting: 09/17/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

In these introductory sessions, we will explore how the Talmud developed and engage in a conversation with the text, the great sages and our modern world. These sessions will provide students who are new to ...

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: I Swear! Oaths and Curses in the Bible

L315-PHB Instructors: Grist Starting: 04/02/2017 Location: A Private Home in Berkeley

In the modern world where talk is cheap, an oath or a curse caries little weight. In the ancient Near East, the potential power of words was taken very seriously, whether uttered by deities or ...

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Intermediate Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 2A

L200A-PHB Instructors: Grist Starting: 04/02/2017 Location: A Private Home in Berkeley

The third semester of the introductory sequence of Biblical Hebrew grammar, this course covers the more complex features of the language commonly found in Biblical and Siddur (prayerbook) texts. We will continue to introduce features ...

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Intermediate Yiddish

L250A-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 04/26/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

This is a continuation class that started meeting in 2012 at the beginning level. New students are welcome — must have some background in Yiddish, including knowledge of the alef-beys, or done previous coursework in ...

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Intermediate/Advanced Biblical Hebrew 2D

L200D-PHB Instructors: Grist Starting: 04/02/2017 Location: A Private Home in Berkeley

We will complete our overview of the Hebrew verb system, and continue to build Biblical text translation and analysis skills, using Bibleworks software in class. We will also translate sample texts from the Hebrew Bible. ...

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Jewish and Indigenous Communities: Lessons From Standing Rock

P205-BJ Instructors: Goodman Starting: 06/06/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

Join us to hear from Briana Ruiz, a member of the Indigenous community and a leader in Idle No More SF Bay, and Ami Goodman, a physician and member of our local Jewish community, as ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar in Aramaic

T600-CBE Instructors: Matt Starting: 09/21/2016 Location: Congregation Beth El

This special section of the Zohar program is led by Prof. Daniel Matt and is for students with the ability to follow the Zohar in the original (facility in either Hebrew or Aramaic). The Aramaic ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P550B-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 06/10/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

This is a continuation series with a modular structure. Participants can register for the three-session series or take individual sessions, and new folks are welcome at any time. Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P550C-TS Instructors: Kolman Antebi Starting: 07/08/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

This is a continuation series with a modular structure. Participants can register for the three-session series or take individual sessions, and new folks are welcome at any time. Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of ...

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Berkeley

TC850-LJ Instructors: Richman Starting: 11/06/2016 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

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 Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H600-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 05/01/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers 6 hours of interactive information about the history and culture of Italian Jewry over two millennia. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic digitally, ...