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Lehrhaus Winter Catalog Online

Catalog PDF (partial list of semester offerings)

More than 80 classes can be found here. The semester includes: Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice, How to Read the Bible, Walking in the ValleyHebrew/Yiddish, and online learning. We invite you to experience Fearless Jewish Learning.

How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap Between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts

Thursday, January 25 – February 15 | Congregation Beth El, Berkeley

Check out the preview video to learn how Rabbi Jeremy Morrison’s course will help the Bible feel more accessible to you. Register here.

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…)

This Is Bay Area Jewry at Congregation Beth El

January 8 – March 31, 2018

Renee Passy-Zale

Seidlitz-Smith family

Lehrhaus and Building Jewish Bridges present This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. (more…)

Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice

Winter session begins in early January

The second semester of the Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice course focuses on Abraham Joshua Heschel as a religious activist. Register in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San RafaelBerkeley, Walnut Creek, or Santa Rosa.


Feast of Jewish Learning Co-Presented by Lehrhaus

Saturday, January 20 | Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills | Flyer

Feed your mind and spirit at The Feast of Jewish Learning, the community-wide smorgasbord of all things Jewish. Select from a wide range of workshops and study sessions on Jewish music, tradition, movement, ethics and more, led by the best teachers and artists in the Bay Area.  This year’s theme is True Grit: Jewish Resilience in Times of Adversity. Free; RSVP is encouraged here. (more…)