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Hebrew and Yiddish Options in Berkeley

Beginning and Intermediate Modern Hebrew with Ilan Vitemberg begin September 27 at the JCC East Bay. Three levels of Prayerbook Hebrew with Jehon Grist starts Oct. 1 at Congregation Beth El, or students may take the class online. Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish with Ken Blady also kick off this week at the JCC East Bay.

Circle Program Expands: Heschel, Zohar, and Talmud

Circles Flyer

Lehrhaus introduces Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice this fall around the Bay. The Zohar program continues for a third year, and Talmud Circle is back for a 7th year. Circles begin in October. Register for Heschel or Zohar here, and Talmud here. Register by Sept. 27 for one circle to save and receive an additional discount by registering for at least 2.

Jewish Democratic State – Arab Jewish Cultural Center Presentations

Leadership from Beit HaGefen — a Haifa-based Arab Jewish Cultural Center — will be speaking in the Bay Area Nov. 14-20 on “A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel.” Register for the free events at Congregation Beth El, Osher Marin JCC, Congregation Beth Am, and the Jewish Community Federation. (more…)

Lehrhaus Online Learning This Fall

Learn on location or from the comfort of home. The online offerings include Great Jewish Trials Wednesdays, Oct. 18-Nov. 8, 3 levels of Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew Sundays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19, and Intro to the Jewish Experience Sundays, Oct. 22-Dec. 10. Check out the flyer for the complete options and to register.

Israel at 70 Celebration: Achievements, Challenges, and Ancient Treasures

April 9-20, 2018; Petra, Eilat Extension, April 20-25

Whether your first visit or 10th, this adventure offers you exciting new locations, fresh insights and over 3000 years of discovery, past and present. And you’ll be there to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s 70th birthday). (more…)