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Courses by region: North Bay

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A Taste of Talmud (Marin)

TC800-OMJ Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 09/10/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

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 ...

Advanced Modern Conversational Hebrew

L200-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 04/25/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

The Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language. Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking ...

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Beginning Yiddish from Scratch

L155-KS Instructors: Blady Starting: 04/27/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew

L100-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/10/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

The course is designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur סידור (prayer book) in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the ...

Books Beyond Borders at the Osher Marin JCC

T300-OMJ Instructors: Siegel Starting: 09/27/2016 Location: Osher Marin JCC

American Jewish World Service is partnering with the Osher Marin JCC to launch Books Beyond Borders in Marin! Five times a year, we will meet to discuss fiction and non-fiction works that relate to AJWS’s ...

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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-KS Instructors: Kelman Starting: 04/23/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

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 ...

Judaism 101

I100-KS Instructors: Leider Starting: 09/18/2016 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

This 18-week course is for those who would like to learn about Judaism from the ground up, or to fill in gaps from what they learned (or didn’t learn) as a child. The class also ...

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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-KS Instructors: Levy Starting: 05/07/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

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-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 - Marin

TC850-OMJ Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 10/30/2016 Location: Osher Marin 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 ...

The Dark and the Surreal: Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

T400-OMJ Instructors: Keret Starting: 05/07/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Etgar Keret will discuss selections from his vast body of short stories, focusing on “dark matter”: the absurdist humor and surreal thematic elements found in the extraordinary and mundane elements of daily life. He will ...

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This Is Bay Area Jewry: Photo essays on the changing nature of our community

A500-OMJ Instructors: Kepler Starting: 06/13/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 16 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and ...

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

G600-KS Instructors: Levy Starting: 04/30/2017 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

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: ...