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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Palo Alto

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 15, November 12, December 10, January 21, February 11, March 11, April 29,  June 3, June 10
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Tuition
$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 15 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Nov 12 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 21 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 11 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 11 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Apr 29 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jun 03 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jun 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

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.

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way

Palo Alto, CA 94306

650-223-8700

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.