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Let's Go to the Theater: The Good Book Discussion

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

sederplateBerkeley Rep’s play, The Good Book, explores faith, belief in God, and the acceptance of biblical scripture as divine, as opposed to scientific, historical theories of the origin of the Bible.

See the play at Berkeley Rep prior to May 22, and then join Rabbi Chester for a stimulating discussion of the origins of Torah and how it offers us meaning in our lives. For show times and tickets, go to berkeleyrep.org.

Free, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.


# Sessions
Date & time

May 22, 7:00pm -- 8:30pm

Free pre-registration
Session Time Days Location Instructors
May 22 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Steven Chester


Temple Sinai

2808 Summit Street

Oakland, CA 94609



Rabbi Steven Chester

Rabbi Steven ChesterRabbi Steven Chester is a Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai in Oakland. He received a B.A. in History from UCLA, a B.H.L. from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, a M.H.L. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and an honorary doctorate from HUC in 1996.