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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle - Jewish Educators

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
8
Date & time

Thursdays, November 2, December 14, January 4, February 1, March 8, May 3, May 17, June 7
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuition
$72
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Nov 02 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 14 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 04 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 01 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 08 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 03 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 17 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jun 07 11:00 AM–1:00 PM Thu Beth Sholom Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Location

Congregation Beth Sholom

301 14th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94118-2804

415-221-8736

Instructors

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Chief Program Officer and a Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art. From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle, and adjunct faculty for the JFCS Holocaust Center.