Please upgrade to a newer browser.

The Lehrhaus website works best in modern browsers like Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 4, Google Chrome 10, Safari 3 and newer. If you are not using one of these, you may encounter visual glitches or other problems.

More Jewish Experience
Prayer: Erev Shabbat

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2013.

There is an internal logic to the order in which Jews say the prayers in the service, but it is not always easy to see. Have you ever wished that you understood what we are doing in the service? This class will examine the Friday evening Erev Shabbat service as well as some of the key prayers. No Hebrew is required.

More Jewish Experience is a new series, designed to expand one's Jewish knowledge beyond the basics in the areas of Jewish prayer, Jewish texts, and Jewish ethics. While it is designed as a follow-up to Introduction to the Jewish Experience, all interested students are welcome.


# Sessions
Date & time

Thursdays, February 7 - February 28
7:30 - 9:00 pm

$50 for the public
$40 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 07 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 14 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 21 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 28 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar


Temple Sinai

2808 Summit Street

Oakland, CA 94609



Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth AdarRabbi Ruth Adar's passion is making Judaism accessible to beginners from all backgrounds via classroom teaching and home practice. Rabbi Adar holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Adar has been a resident of the Bay Area since 1986. She blogs as the Coffee Shop Rabbi at http://CoffeeShopRabbi.com.