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A Taste of Talmud (Berkeley)

This course was offered in Fall, 2017.

In these introductory sessions, we will explore how the Talmud developed and engage in a conversation with the text, the great sages and our modern world. These sessions will provide students who are new to Talmud study with the background to join one of our ongoing Bay Area Community Talmud Circle cohorts.

The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, hailed by TIME magazines as a "once-in-a-millenium scholar."

Circles exist around the Bay Area and meet monthly in person from October through June. Come for a taste, stay for the meal!


# Sessions
Date & time

Sundays, September 17, 24
9:00 - 11:00 am

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Sep 17 9:00 AM–11:00 AM Sun JCCEB Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Sep 24 9:00 AM–11:00 AM Sun JCCEB Rabbi Dorothy Richman


JCC East Bay

1414 Walnut Street

Berkeley, CA 94709



Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Rabbi Dorothy Richman Rabbi Dorothy Richman teaches Torah throughout the Bay area. Formerly a pulpit rabbi in San Francisco at congregations Shaar Zahav and Beth Sholom, Dorothy also worked for several years at Berkeley Hillel. She has led trips for AJWS to Central and South America and Africa and is active in Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.