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Current courses by topic: Contemporary Issues

16 courses in 6 subcategories:

Food (2 courses)

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I120C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/27/2019 Location: Congregation Beth El

Since the very beginning, the People of Israel have had multiple understandings and expressions of a living Torah. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism in the 21st century. That list includes ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)

I100C-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/31/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Congregation Beth El on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5pm Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) ...

Israel Education (1 course)

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Discover Israel at 70 Celebration

H610-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This six session web-based course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience in the Holy Land from ancient Israel to the modern state. It also includes "Virtual Visits" informative introductions to 120 sites in Israel ...

Jewish Culture (2 courses)

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Discover Israel at 70 Celebration

H610-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This six session web-based course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience in the Holy Land from ancient Israel to the modern state. It also includes "Virtual Visits" informative introductions to 120 sites in Israel ...

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H605-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers six hours of interactive information about the history and culture of Italian Jewry over two millennia. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic digitally, ...

Mussar & Ethics (2 courses)

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Passover & Personal Transformation: Insights from Kabbalah and Mussar to Enliven Your Passover Seder

P500C-LJ Instructors: Frankel Starting: 04/09/2019 Location: Chochmat HaLev

As we relive the ancient ancestral journey from slavery to freedom on Passover night, we express gratitude for our own freedom and commit ourselves to the liberation of others. We also seek inner freedom--the ability ...

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The Art of Mussar: A Study and Practice Group Blending Mussar and Expressive Arts

P500A-LJ Instructors: Frankel Starting: 01/22/2019 Location: Chochmat HaLev

The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. Its focus on tikkun middot, the refinement of character, enables us to ground our spiritual aspirations and live a life ...

Practice (5 courses)

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I120C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/27/2019 Location: Congregation Beth El

Since the very beginning, the People of Israel have had multiple understandings and expressions of a living Torah. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism in the 21st century. That list includes ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)

I100C-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/31/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Congregation Beth El on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5pm Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-CSZ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 04/11/2019 Location: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Leviticus and Deuteronomy

H300-CE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 04/09/2019 Location: Congregation Emanu-El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Prophecy and Wisdom Literature

H300-OMJ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 05/01/2019 Location: Osher Marin JCC

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This three section course utilizes methods for ...

Spirituality (4 courses)

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Passover & Personal Transformation: Insights from Kabbalah and Mussar to Enliven Your Passover Seder

P500C-LJ Instructors: Frankel Starting: 04/09/2019 Location: Chochmat HaLev

As we relive the ancient ancestral journey from slavery to freedom on Passover night, we express gratitude for our own freedom and commit ourselves to the liberation of others. We also seek inner freedom--the ability ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-CSZ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 04/11/2019 Location: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Leviticus and Deuteronomy

H300-CE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 04/09/2019 Location: Congregation Emanu-El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Prophecy and Wisdom Literature

H300-OMJ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 05/01/2019 Location: Osher Marin JCC

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This three section course utilizes methods for ...