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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Berkeley
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 Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, hailed by TIME magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar."
Steinsaltz writes: “The Talmud is a central pillar of Jewish knowledge. It is not only important in and of itself, but it is organically connected to just about everything in the realm of Jewish knowledge, from the practical, everyday halakha to exciting and dizzying mystical notions.”
While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join. Newcomers to Talmud study should participate in “A Taste of Talmud,” please consult the print and online catalogs for locations, dates, and times.
Bay Area Community Talmud Circle students study with the Koren Talmud Bavli, Berakhot, available in various print sizes and in digital editions.
If you have questions, please contact Abra Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays, Nov 6, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 5, Mar 5, 19, Apr 23, May 21, June 11
9:00 - 11:00 am
$195 after Oct 10
Sign up for any two Text Circles (Bible, Talmud, Zohar, Buber) for $300 before Oct 10. To receive the bundled rate, contact email@example.com.
|Nov 06||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Dec 11||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Jan 22||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Feb 05||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Mar 05||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Mar 19||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Apr 23||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|May 21||9:00 AM–11:00 AM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
|Jun 11||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||Jewish Community Library||Rabbi Dorothy Richman|
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.
2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
There is a parking garage on Bancroft between College and Bowdich, under the tennis courts. Parking is open to the public weekdays after 5pm and Sunday mornings until 2pm for $5.
Rabbi Dorothy Richman teaches Torah throughout the Bay area. Formerly a pulpit rabbi in San Francisco at congregations Shaar Zahav and Beth Sholom, Dorothy also worked for several years at Berkeley Hillel. She has led trips for AJWS to Central and South America and Africa and is active in Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.