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Courses by region: Peninsula

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The Building Blocks of Judaism

I105-BA

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course will focus on conversational skills with an attention to improving fluency.

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Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities

H400-BA Instructors: Hahn Tapper Starting: 02/25/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Jewish identity is probably not what you think it is, and likely never was, contends Aaron J. Hahn Tapper in Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities. This new book views Judaism as ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Buber (Palo Alto)

T650-ECH Instructors: Clayman Starting: 11/03/2016 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (Peninsula)

T600-PJ Instructors: Derby Starting: 11/07/2016 Location: Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle - The Zohar continues for a second year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A

L100-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/11/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class began from scratch in the fall. New students are welcome to join. To make sure this is the right level please contact Orna Morad: ornamorad@yahoo.com. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A2 (evenings)

L150-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/10/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A2 (mornings)

L155-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B

L200-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/09/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a second-year level. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B2

L250-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/10/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level C

L300-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level D

L400-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/11/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students build on vocabulary, grammar and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level E

L405-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/12/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills. ...

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Modern Hebrew Level F

L500-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/10/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills ...

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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 Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I105B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/05/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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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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The Other Conversation

G100-CBJ Instructors: Salkin Starting: 03/07/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Jacob

In this session we will explore how we talk with/to our children/spouse/partner about end of life wishes. We will share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, and selecting a plot. And the ...

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

A500-PTS Instructors: Kepler Starting: 03/05/2017 Location: Peninsula Temple Sholom

Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 16 intimate portraits of individuals and families from ...