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A Taste of Talmud (Palo Alto)

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2017.

In these introductory sessions, we will explore how the Talmud developed and engage in a conversation with the text, the great sages and our modern world. These sessions will provide students who are new to Talmud study with the background to join one of our ongoing Bay Area Community Talmud Circle cohorts.

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 magazines as a "once-in-a-millenium scholar."

Circles exist around the Bay Area and meet monthly in person from October through June. Come for a taste, stay for the meal!

Schedule

# Sessions
2
Date & time

Sundays, August 27, September 10
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuition
$36
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Aug 27 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Sep 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OFJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Location

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.