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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650-JCF

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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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCC)

PC650-SJ

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 ...

Forest Dark: Nicole Krauss

A250-SJ Instructors: Krauss Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists,” Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestsellers Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; The History of Love; ...

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Stepchildren of the Shtetl: A Lecture with Natan Meir

H350-JCL Instructors: Meir Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Natan Meir discusses the topic of his forthcoming scholarly book Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe. He will present an analysis of Jewish society in 19th– and early ...

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Survivor Café: Elizabeth Rosner in Conversation with Anne Germanocos

A250-JCL Instructors: Rosner Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events―the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do ...

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A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel

P500-SFF Instructors: Ron Starting: 11/20/2017 Location: Jewish Community Federation

Every fifth citizen in Israel belongs to the Arab minority. This group's integration in Israeli society constitutes a difficult challenge, given that their fellow Arabs in the Middle East are in a state of war ...

Gallery Chat: Bad Rabbi And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

A350-CJM Instructors: Portnoy Starting: 10/13/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

YIVO scholar Eddy Portnoy reads from Bad Rabbi. The book exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

Gallery Chat: Jewish law and representation with Professor Rachel Gross

A300-CJM Instructors: Gross Starting: 10/06/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Professor Rachel Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, discusses the misunderstanding around Jewish law and representation. This gallery chat is presented in conjunction with the ...

God: A Human History

A300-SJ Instructors: Aslan Starting: 11/29/2017 Location: JCCSF

Join writer, commentator and religious studies scholar Reza Aslan (Zealot) for a conversation about humanity’s struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence ...

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Hebrew and Hummus

L110-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/25/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn conversational Hebrew as it is spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv today – including some slang – while enjoying the flavors of Israel! We will prepare and enjoy a different Israeli dish each ...

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Intro to Judaism

I100-SJ Instructors: Torchio Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: JCCSF

Whether your familiarity with Jewish learning and experience is academic or informal, you are warmly invited to join a conversation that seeks to integrate your knowledge and explore your questions. This four-week-long class is comprised ...

Jewish Americans: Religion and Identity in the Haas-Lilienthal House

H300-HLH Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/09/2017 Location: Haas-Lilienthal House

Lehrhaus Founding Director Emeritus Fred Rosenbaum shares his detailed research about the three generations of German-Jewish residents who lived in the elegant and imposing Haas-Lilienthal House (1886-1972). They helped turn San Francisco from a coarse ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCC)

PC650A-SJ Instructors: Angel Starting: 10/23/2017 Location: JCCSF

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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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650A-JCF Instructors: Harris Starting: 10/24/2017 Location: Jewish Community Federation

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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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (San Francisco)

PC600-SJ Instructors: Glazer Starting: 11/07/2017 Location: JCCSF

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

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - East Bay

TC850-BJ Instructors: Richman Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

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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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Los Gatos

TC850-APJ Instructors: Clayman Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

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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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Lunchtime Downtown San Francisco

TC850-MI Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: Mechanics' Institute Library

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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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Marin

TC850-OMJ Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Osher Marin 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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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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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - San Francisco

TC850-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/08/2017 Location: JCCSF

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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Modern Hebrew I Evening

L100A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn Hebrew from scratch. Begin by learning how to read, write and pronounce the Hebrew alphabet, then combine letters into simple words to engage in beginning conversation. This class is designed for first-time students who ...

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Modern Hebrew I Matinee

L150A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn Hebrew from scratch. Begin by learning how to read, write and pronounce the Hebrew alphabet, then combine letters into simple words to engage in beginning conversation. This class is designed for first-time students who ...

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Modern Hebrew II Evening

L200A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build your vocabulary and learn the basic skills for day-to-day conversation by focusing on listening and responding in Hebrew. Topics include numbers, colors, household items, essential conversations like time and directions, and present tense verbs. ...

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Modern Hebrew II Matinee

L250A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build your vocabulary and learn the basic skills for day-to-day conversation by focusing on listening and responding in Hebrew. Topics include numbers, colors, household items, essential conversations like time and directions, and present tense verbs. ...

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Modern Hebrew III Evening

L300A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build on your previous knowledge of Hebrew to improve reading comprehension, increase your vocabulary and practice conversations in which you draw out fellow students and talk about travel and food. Begin to learn the past ...

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Modern Hebrew III Matinee

L350A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCCSF

Build on your previous knowledge of Hebrew to improve reading comprehension, increase your vocabulary and practice conversations in which you draw out fellow students and talk about travel and food. Begin to learn the past ...

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Modern Hebrew IV Evenings

L400A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/28/2017 Location: JCCSF

Increase proficiency by learning more advanced vocabulary and how grammar influences meaning. Topics include shoreshim (word roots), the future tense, binyanim (verb forms) and idioms. Class takes place mostly in Hebrew and uses basic native ...

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Modern Hebrew IV Matinee

L450A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/27/2017 Location: JCCSF

Increase proficiency by learning more advanced vocabulary and how grammar influences meaning. Topics include shoreshim (word roots), the future tense, binyanim (verb forms) and idioms. Class takes place mostly in Hebrew and uses basic native ...

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Modern Hebrew V Evenings

L500A-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/28/2017 Location: JCCSF

Enjoy in-depth reading and conversation in this class conducted entirely in Hebrew. Focus on fluency, using Israeli newspapers, music, stories and film. This class is designed for students with high-level speaking and writing skills. For ...

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Sikhism and Judaism: Separated at Birth?

H300-SJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/16/2017 Location: JCCSF

The Sikh faith was founded in the late fifteenth century in India by Guru Nanak, who preached tolerance and equality for every person. Sikhs are monotheists who, like the Jews, lost their kingdom. They have ...

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Jewish Educators

TC850-BS Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 11/02/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Sholom

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 Day the Holocaust Began

H300-CSI Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/10/2017 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

On the anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime and its cataclysmic consequences. This talk will be delivered at Congregation Sherith Israel ...

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Why We Need Heschel More Now Than Ever Before

PC650-JCL Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Join us for an open discussion of the life and legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel with the faculty of the Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice program.