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Courses by location: Congregation Beth Emek

Congregation Beth Emek

3400 Nevada Court

Pleasanton, CA 94566


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Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do

G300-BE Instructors: Kelman Starting: 03/13/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

There are so many things we were not able to learn as children, and here is an opportunity to become confident and comfortable with: Vidui (the Jewish way of last words), Jewish laws, customs and ...

Learn to Chant High Holy Day Trope

T200-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/21/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Would you like to learn the special melody for the chanting of Torah on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? If you already know how to chant Torah or Haftarah trope, it is easy to learn ...

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Making Choices: Advance Directives and Final Wishes

G100-BE Instructors: Salkin Starting: 03/06/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

This session will demystify advance planning, ethical wills, and ethical dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, and stem-cell usage. We will also share practical knowledge regarding planning a funeral, choosing a cemetery, ...

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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

G500-BE Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 03/27/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

In this essential session we will address Kaddish basics, what the Jewish tradition says about mourning and grief and memory, and how to gather community support. We will create a safe place to share special ...

Prayerbook Hebrew: Getting comfortable with Hebrew Prayer

L150-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Did you take a Hebrew class but you don’t know what any of it means? Do you search for a deeper spiritual meaning in worship services? Would you like to be able to help you ...

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The Art of Comfort

G400-BE Instructors: Iliinsky Starting: 03/20/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

There is deep Jewish wisdom when visiting the sick (“What do I say?”) and consoling the the mourners (“What do I do during shiva?") Sometimes it’s not just family, but also supporting caregivers, comforting the ...

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

G200-BE Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/03/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

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: ...