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A Taste of Talmud (Marin)

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 10, 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Sep 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Sep 17 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff


Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road

San Rafael, CA 94903



Deena Aranoff

Deena Aranoff Deena Aranoff is assistant professor of medieval Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Her interests include rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Deena is also a community educator and teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism in a variety of adult education programs. Deena is also a recently certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in San Francisco.