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Judaism and the Black Experience: Rethinking Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

H300-JCL Instructors: Haynes Starting: 02/24/2019 Location: Jewish Community Library

The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America (NYU Press, 2018) offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews, adoptees, converts to Judaism, and Black Hebrews and ...

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Karaite, Rabbanite, or Other: Affiliation in an Evolving Religious Landscape

H200-JCL Instructors: Lichaa Starting: 03/17/2019 Location: Jewish Community Library

Shawn Lichaa will bring examples from Karaite Jewish literature and liturgy to show how a minority Jewish movement dealt with external pressures while trying to preserve its unique heritage. Karaite Judaism is characterized by its ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - East Bay

TC850-BJ Instructors: Richman Starting: 10/14/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Los Gatos

TC850-APJ Instructors: Clayman Starting: 10/21/2018 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Lunchtime Downtown San Francisco

TC850-MI Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/10/2018 Location: Mechanics' Institute Library

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Marin

TC850-OMJ Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 10/21/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Palo Alto

TC850-OFJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/21/2018 Location: Oshman Family JCC

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - San Francisco

TC850-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Shomrei Torah

TC850-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 02/03/2019 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

Lodz: The Glorious Beginning and Catastrophic End of Polish Jewry's Second City

H400-RG Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 04/29/2019 Location: Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Jews played an essential role in Lodz's rise as a commercial powerhouse by the turn of the century, but under the Nazi occupation they were forced to live in the longest-lasting, most isolated, and most ...

Philosophy Circle: Origins of Modern Thought - San Francisco

PC650-SI Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/22/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

Who are the “modern” thinkers that have informed and influenced how many Jews, worldwide, think today? We will reveal the thinkers and ideas influencing Jewish racial identity, the emerging Jewish State, post-Holocaust theology, feminism, new ...

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The History of Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred

H500-SJ Instructors: Bramlett Starting: 03/05/2019 Location: JCCSF

This five-week course will present an overview of the long history of antisemitism from its earliest roots in the Greco-Roman world to its present resurgence in Europe and the United States on the left and ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Leviticus and Deuteronomy

H300-CE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 04/09/2019 Location: Congregation Emanu-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 explore methods for reading ...

The Zohar Circle - San Francisco

PC650-SF Instructors: Rosen Starting: 10/15/2018 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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Violence and Non-violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

T300-CBS Instructors: Simon Starting: 02/05/2019 Location: Congregation Beth Sholom

This class is a four-part study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history. The first session looks at some of the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic ...