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Spring/Summer Catalog Online

Check out the wide assortment of offerings on tap for this spring/summer. April includes How to Read the Bible Part 2 starting April 5 at Congregation Beth El, The Presidents of the United States and the Jews April 14 at Congregation Beth Am, Heschel and Social Justice starting April 30 at the Osher Marin JCC, and Yom HaShoah April 11 at the JCCSF.

Taking Risks: A Jewish Youth in the Soviet Partisans and his Unlikely Life in California

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Lehrhaus is proud to announce the release of the second edition of Taking Risks, written by Joseph Pell and Fred Rosenbaum. Pell recounts his early life in Poland, the invasion of the Nazis, his family’s flight to the Soviet Union, and his eventual emigration to the United States after the war. A large section of his biography details the activities of the partisan resistance group, who attacked the Nazis from their hideout in an Eastern European forest.

Rabbi Jeremy Morrison Chosen for ELI Talks Speaker Fellowship

Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison, Lehrhaus’ executive director, was one of 16 individuals chosen to ELI Talks’ spring cohort of its Speaker Fellowship. The group, selected from a competitive pool of 150 applicants, will complete 3 months of training around Jewish idea development, storytelling, and stage presence. (more…)

Moral Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice

Up next: Osher Marin JCC | April 30

The final trimester of the Heschel program will introduce the prophetic voice of Abraham Joshua Heschel and his passion for keeping America “a just society.” We will discuss war (including genocide), refugees, the moral dilemma of the Space Age, and Jewish political activism.  Join us in San Rafael April 30 and Walnut Creek May 17.

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow Series

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Lehrhaus, the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center will address the challenging issues surrounding death and dying at Congregations Sherith Israel starting Feb. 6, Beth Emek starting March 6, and Etz Chayim starting April 10, and Peninsula Sinai Congregation starting April 26. (more…)

2018 Yom Hashoah San Francisco Commemoration

Wednesday, April 11 | 5:15 – 7:15 pm | JCCSF | RSVP here

Join us for the 40th anniversary of commemorating Yom HaShoah in San Francisco. Our community program honors those who died in the Shoah and educates four generations that have followed about their legacy. (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.