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Cast Out: Taboo, Tyranny, and Tolerance From Spinoza to Modern Times

Symposium: February 12, Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto

Register here             Event Flyer             

Prof. David Biale opens with a keynote: Great Jewish Heretics, From Acher Through the Rambam to Spinoza and is followed by 7 workshop options. The event concludes with world-renowned Israeli musician Yair Dalal.

Upcoming Spirituality Classes

Join Tsvi Bar-David will be offering A Path to the Heart: Sacred Ecstatic Music Thursdays, January 26-February 16 at Congregation Beth El. Estelle Frankel will teach The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on the Unknown at Chochmat Halev starting March 9.

Fred Rosenbaum To Retire From Lehrhaus Judaica

Founding director stepping down after 2016-17 academic year

Fred Rosenbaum, who launched Lehrhaus Judaica in 1974, has announced his retirement after serving the institution for 43 years. The nationally recognized educator modeled the Bay Area’s adult school for Jewish learning after the prewar Frankfurt Lehrhaus of Rosenzweig, Buber, and Heschel to embrace non-denominational pluralism and foster open dialogue between student and teacher, and among students.


Lehrhaus Gala – April 24, 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lehrhaus will honor Moses and Susan Libitzky at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco.  The gala features a musical performance by Hershey Felder. More info: Julie Bernstein Klein, julie@lehrhaus.org or 510.845.6420 ext. 15