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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Los Gatos

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 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 the two-part preliminary series “A Taste of Talmud.” Please consult the print and online catalogs for locations, dates, and times.

Lehrhaus 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.


# Sessions
Date & time

Sundays, October 8, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 10
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$175 if registered by Sept 27

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

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 08 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Nov 05 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Dec 03 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Jan 07 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Feb 04 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Mar 04 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Apr 08 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
May 06 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun APJCC Rabbi Jennifer Clayman
Jun 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Rabbi Jennifer Clayman


Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

14855 Oka Road Suite 201

Los Gatos, CA 95032


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.


Rabbi Jennifer Clayman

Rabbi Jennifer ClaymanJennifer Clayman joins the Lehrhaus faculty this year for Philosophy Circle: Buber. She first encountered Buber as a religion student in college, where I and Thou and the works of other modern Jewish thinkers transformed her relationship with Judaism. In rabbinical school she developed a deep interest in teaching Jewish adults and wrote her thesis on the spirituality of adult Jewish learning. A spiritual seeker herself, and a lifelong outdoorsperson, she recently completed the Torah Trek Guides Track, a program focused on Jewish spiritual practice in nature. The former rabbi/educator at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, Jennifer came to the Bay Area in 2008, and she lives on the Peninsula with her family.