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Courses by region: Contra Costa

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

PC650C-CBT Instructors: Rosen Starting: 05/17/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

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 ...

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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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Beginning Yiddish

L150-TI Instructors: Blady Starting: 02/06/2018 Location: Temple Isaiah

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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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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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 ...

Passover Bootcamp

H300-CBT Instructors: Morrison Starting: 03/25/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Join Lehrhaus with the CCJCC and Contra Costa synagogues to present PASSOVER BOOTCAMP on Sunday, March 25, 3-5:30pm. Presenters and Topics: Rabbi Goldblatt Creating a Meaningful Family Seder Rabbi Gutterman and Cantor Chabon, TBD Rabbi ...