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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar (Peninsula)

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 selections from Volume 4 of this groundbreaking work.

Matt describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness [that] dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self."

Students new to Zohar Circle should register for the "Shedding the Light on Zohar" session on September 17to help prepare for the class.

In addition to The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 4, all students should have A Guide to the Zohar by Dr. Arthur Green. Green writes, “The Zohar is the great medieval Jewish compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching. It may be considered the highest expression of Jewish literary imagination in the Middle Ages. Surely it is one of the most important bodies of religious text of all times and places.”

Sign up for any two full-year Text Circles (Bible, Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 before September 26 to receive the bundled rate, contact abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

# Sessions
9
Date & time

Mondays, October 30, November 13, 27, December 11,  January 8, 22, February 5, 26, March 5
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuition
$175 if registered by Sept 27

Sign up for any two full-year Text Circles (Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 before September 27. To receive the bundled rate, contact abra@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 30 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Nov 13 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Nov 27 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Dec 11 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Jan 08 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Jan 22 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Feb 05 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Feb 26 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby
Mar 05 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon PJCC Rabbi Lavey Derby

Location

Peninsula Jewish Community Center

800 Foster City Blvd.

Foster City, CA 94404

650-212-7522

Instructors

Rabbi Lavey Derby

Rabbi Lavey Derby Rabbi Lavey Yitzchak Derby currently serves as Director of Jewish Life at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. From 1991-2010 Rabbi Derby served as the rabbi of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, California. In this position, he was instrumental in building a community built on the principles of Torah study, spiritual quest and practice, and social justice. He is the eighth generation direct descendant of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, for whom he is named, and is part of a family line of rabbis that traces back to the year 1500. Rabbi Derby has also served at the 92nd Street “Y” in New York and at CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He has served on the faculty of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. In the summer of 2010 he was named a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Rabbi Derby is the Founder and lead teacher of “The Idra: A Community for Jewish Spiritual Learning and Practice.