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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Marin

This course was offered in Fall, 2016.

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, Oct 30, Nov 20, Dec 4, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30, May 21, June 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Tuition
$195 after Sept 27

$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
Oct 30 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Nov 20 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Dec 04 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Jan 29 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Feb 26 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Mar 26 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Apr 30 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
May 21 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Jun 11 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Deena Aranoff

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.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road

San Rafael, CA 94903

415-444-8000

Instructors

Deena Aranoff

Deena Aranoff Deena Aranoff is assistant professor of medieval Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Her interests include rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Deena is also a community educator and teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism in a variety of adult education programs. Deena is also a recently certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in San Francisco.