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Courses by region: Peninsula

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The Building Blocks of Judaism

I100-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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The Presidents of the United States and the Jews with Dr. David Dalin

H500-BA Instructors: Dalin Starting: 04/14/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

The Presidents of the United States and the Jews mines the historical record to document the relationships between U.S. Presidents and the prominent Jews of their day, ranging from Haym Solomon, who helped George Washington ...

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

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

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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-PSC Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 05/10/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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 ...

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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-ECH Instructors: Kelman Starting: 04/17/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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 ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Palo Alto

TC850-OFJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Oshman Family JCC

Lehrhaus 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 Aleph Society of ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Planning a Funeral

G100-ECH Instructors: Salkin Starting: 04/10/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Planning a Funeral

G100-PSC Instructors: Salkin Starting: 04/26/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A

L100A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is beginning from scratch. 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 B evenings

L250A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 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 mornings

L200A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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 C

L290A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 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 D

L300A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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 D2

L400A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2018 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

L405A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 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

L500A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 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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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-ECH Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 05/01/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-PSC Instructors: Starting: 05/24/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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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Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650C-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 03/05/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-ECH Instructors: Starting: 04/24/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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 ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-PSC Instructors: Sommer Starting: 05/17/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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 ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I100B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/04/2018 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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When Life is Over: Where is Your Soul? Jewish Perspectives on the Afterlife

G200-ECH Instructors: Seid-Valencia Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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: ...

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

G200-PSC Instructors: Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Peninsula Sinai Congregation

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: ...