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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Shomrei Torah

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters

Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. Through a reading of the Babylonian Talmud tractate Ta’anit (on fasts in response to drought) we will discuss how the Talmud challenges Deuteronomy’s claim that virtue can assure abundance and that misfortune is an unambiguous sign of divine rebuke.

Students must purchase the Koren Talmud Bavli Noé, Vol.12: Ta’anit/Megilla, Hebrew/English, print (several versions) or PDF.

If you have questions, please contact Abra Greenspan at abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

# Sessions
5
Date & time

Sundays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and Sunday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm June 2 in San Francisco

Tuition
$125 (100%)
$100 (80%)
$75 (60%)

As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at info@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 03 3:00 PM–5:00 PM Sun Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 03 3:00 PM–5:00 PM Sun Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Apr 07 3:00 PM–5:00 PM Sun Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 05 3:00 PM–5:00 PM Sun Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jun 02 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Locations

Congregation Shomrei Torah

2600 Bennett Valley Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

707-578-5519

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-567-3327

The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.

Instructors

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Chief Program Officer and a Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art. From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle, and adjunct faculty for the JFCS Holocaust Center.