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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 abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

# Sessions
9
Date & time

Sundays, Nov 6, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 5, Mar 5, 19, Apr 23, May 21, June 11
9:00 - 11:00 am

Location
Tuition
$195 after Oct 10

$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 abra@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
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

Locations

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-567-3327

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.

Lehrhaus Judaica

2736 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-845-6420

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.

Instructors

Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Rabbi Dorothy Richman 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.