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Courses by date: January 2019

22 courses.

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Angels in the Bible, and Beyond

L310-NS Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/27/2019 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This semester, we'll dig deeper as we discover the growing role of angels in the Bible, focusing on passages from Isaiah, Ezekiel and Zechariah. A new angel category appears in Isaiah: the seraph, and both ...

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2019 Location: Congregation Beth Am

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

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Advanced Modern Hebrew

L300-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 01/24/2019 Location: JCC East Bay

This course is for students who have already learned the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. We will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from ...

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Back to the Prophets - The Book of II Kings: Elisha, Syria, and many, many murders

T106B-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 01/10/2019 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Winter, we continue our study of Jewish monarchy in the Bible. Balancing the often-bad and occasionally acceptable-to-good rulers of the northern and southern Jewish kingdoms is the evolving institution of the prophets, trying their ...

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A-B

L100AB-NS Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/27/2019 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This class introduces students to all the basic elements of Prayerbook Hebrew: the alphabet, vowels, vocabulary, sight-reading skills, and basic grammar. You'll learn some of the key prayerbook melodies and discuss the meaning of the ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 01/14/2019 Location: JCC East Bay

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

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Continuing Modern Hebrew

L100-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 01/22/2019 Location: JCC East Bay

In this class, we will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from classical and Modern Hebrew texts to Israeli music. This class is a ...

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Intermediate Biblical/Prayerbook Hebrew 2C

L200-NS Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/27/2019 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

This course will complete our study of basic prayerbook Hebrew, then begin to introduce the more complex verb patterns of classical Biblical Hebrew and the irregular verb system, while building Hebrew vocabulary. Students will start ...

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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew (winter)

L150B-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/04/2019 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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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

I120B-CBE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 01/16/2019 Location: Congregation Beth El

This course explores how Judaism became the text-centered religion that it is today, and how history informed Jewish practice. We'll investigate how the Bible was created and ways to read it, and how the history ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts (Online only)

I100B-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/20/2019 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 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B evenings

L250A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/15/2019 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

L200A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2019 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

L290A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/15/2019 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

L300A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2019 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

L400A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2019 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

L405A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2019 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

L500A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/15/2019 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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Reading Yiddish Texts

L350-BJ Instructors: Chaver Starting: 01/28/2019 Location: JCC East Bay

In this course, we will read and discuss selections of Yiddish prose and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries. The class will focus on comprehension, based not only on the lexicon and syntax of ...

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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 ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I150B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/17/2019 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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This is Bay Area Jewry: Photo Essays on the Changing Nature of our Community

A400-TI Instructors: Kepler Starting: 01/31/2019 Location: Temple Isaiah

Temple Isaiah, Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 21 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of ...