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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.

Schedule

# Sessions
9
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

Tuition
$195 after 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

Locations

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

14855 Oka Road Suite 201

Los Gatos, CA 95032

408-357-7411

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.

Instructors

Rabbi Jennifer Clayman

Rabbi Jennifer ClaymanJen Clayman joined the Lehrhaus faculty in 2016. Also a Jewish studies teacher at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, she is rabbi with over two decades of experience in Jewish education and communal life. She wrote her rabbinic thesis on the spirituality of adult Jewish learning, and she especially loves working with highly motivated learners in intimate settings. Jen came to the Bay Area in 2008, and lives on the Peninsula with her husband and children.