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The Zohar Circle - PJCC
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 of this groundbreaking work.
Matt describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness [that] dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self."
In his introduction to Volume 1 of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Dr. Arthur Green writes, “The Zohar is the great medieval Jewish compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching. It may be considered the highest expression of Jewish literary imagination in the Middle Ages. Surely it is one of the most important bodies of religious text of all times and places.”
Students should purchase their own copy of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 1 prior to the first session.
If you are new to the study of Zohar, we recommend that you participate in our A Special Morning with the Talmud and the Zohar introductory session. Sunday September 16, 10:00 at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco. This program is free, however, please register in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
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Mondays, October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17, January 14, January 28, February 11
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm
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|Oct 08||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Oct 22||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Nov 05||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Nov 19||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Dec 03||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Dec 17||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Jan 14||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Jan 28||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
|Feb 11||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Mon||PJCC||Rabbi Lavey Derby|
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
Rabbi Lavey Yitzchak Derby currently serves as Director of Jewish Life at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. Previously, Rabbi Derby served as the rabbi of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, California, where he was instrumental in building a community built on the principles of Torah study, spiritual quest and practice, and social justice. Lavey has also served at the 92nd Street “Y” in New York, at CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and on the Wexner Heritage Foundation national faculty. He teaches extensively on Jewish subjects including the history of Jewish ideas, Talmud and Rabbinic thought, Kabbalah, Hasidism, contemporary Jewish spirituality and Jewish meditation. He is the eighth generation direct descendant of Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, for whom he is named, and is part of a family line of rabbis that traces back to the year 1500.