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Courses by date: 2018

23 courses:

April (18 courses)

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Ancient Israel's "Egyptian" Tribe: The Levites

L315-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 04/22/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Blending elements from Richard Elliott Friedman's new bestseller, The Exodus and other sources, we will explore the historical, archaeological and textual evidence suggesting a special connection between Egypt and the tribe of Levi. From there, ...

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew (spring)

L505B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course will focus on conversational skills with an attention to improving fluency.

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I KINGS: The King (SOLOMON) is Dead; Long Live the Kings?!?

T106C-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Spring, Israel’s (and our) wonder at the United Kingdom of Israel under the Davidic Dynasty comes to an end. Solomon’s unwise policies have alienated many of the Tribes of Israel. When Solomon’s son and ...

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Biblical Archaeology: The Greatest Hits

H400-CBT Instructors: Cohen Starting: 04/10/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Discoveries over the past century (and the last few years!) have shed new light on the world that produced the Jewish Bible. In some cases, these archaeological finds support and augment the Biblical narrative we’ve ...

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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew (spring)

L150C-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 04/13/2018 Location: Lerman Law

The Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language. Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking ...

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Intermediate Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 2A

L200A-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 04/22/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

The third semester of the introductory sequence of Biblical Hebrew grammar, this course covers the more complex features of the language commonly found in Biblical and Siddur (prayerbook) texts. We will continue to introduce features ...

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Intermediate/Advanced Biblical Hebrew 2D

L200D-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 04/22/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

We will complete our overview of the Hebrew verb system, and continue to build Biblical text translation and analysis skills, using Bibleworks software in class. We will also translate sample texts from the Hebrew Bible. ...

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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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Modern Hebrew Level A (spring)

L100B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/04/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is beginning from scratch. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B evenings (spring)

L250B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/03/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B mornings (spring)

L200B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/05/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level C (spring)

L290B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/03/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level D (spring)

L300B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/05/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level D2 (spring)

L400B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/04/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students build on vocabulary, grammar and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level E (spring)

L405B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills. ...

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Modern Hebrew Level F (spring)

L500B-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 04/03/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills ...

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Moral Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

PC650C-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/30/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

May (3 courses)

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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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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

H350-JCL Instructors: Zipperstein Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Kishinev's 1903 riot seized the imagination of the international public and became the prototype for what would now become known as a pogrom. It would provide a crucial impetus to developments as far flung as ...

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When Life is Over: Where is Your Soul? Jewish Perspectives on the Afterlife

G200-ECH Instructors: Seid-Valencia Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

In this conversation we will survey the diverse range of Jewish conceptions of the soul, the afterlife, resurrection, and reincarnation. We will also reflect on some of the big questions at the end of life: ...

July (1 course)

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Hollywood and the Jews: 1930 - 1960

H300-CBS Instructors: Gambert Starting: 07/11/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Shalom

In this course we will look at three themes relating to Hollywood and the Jews between 1930 and 1960. The Disappearing Jew How Jewish characters and issues disappeared from the silver screen making American Jewry ...

December (1 course)

Reading Hebrew with Tikva - Foundation 1

L100-LJ Instructors: Farber Starting: 12/15/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Learn to decode the Hebrew alef-bet! Being able to read Hebrew fluently is the foundation for all successful Hebrew language learning. Students of all ages and levels will master reading Hebrew in Hebrew with regular ...