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Current courses by topic: Practice

9 courses.

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience (Online only)

I100-OL

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

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience

I120-TS

Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a three-part series of classes to introduce students to Jewish culture and practice. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: Jews who did not receive a Jewish education, ...

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Mussar for Modern Life

P400s-TS

Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of character development that has regained popularity as a spiritual practice in our modern age. Through interactive exercises, text study, contemplative practices, writing and discussion, this class will explore ...

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From “The Melting Pot” to Angels in America: Romance, Jewish History, and Americanization

A300-BJ Instructors: Seidman Starting: 05/15/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

This presentation will trace the development of conceptions of Jewish identity in the United States from Israel Zangwill’s hugely influential 1908 play “The Melting-Pot” to Tony Kushner’s 1991 “Angels in America.” In particular, we will ...

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How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts

H300-OMJ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 05/02/2018 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To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations.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 course will explore methods for reading ...

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How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts, Part II

H350-CBE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 04/05/2018 Location: Congregation Beth 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To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations.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 utilize methods for reading ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I120C-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 04/04/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

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: 04/08/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

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

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot San Francisco
Where Sinai Meets California Street

X500-SF Instructors: Starting: 05/19/2018 Location: JCCSF

This year’s San Francisco Tikkun Leyl Shavuot is presented by Lehrhaus Judaica, Congregations Beth Sholom, Sherith Israel, Emanu-El, and The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Supported by: The Koret Foundation, the San Francisco Jewish ...