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MAKE Hanukkah: A Pre-Hanukkah Jewish Maker Summit

Sun, Nov 18 | 1:00-4:30 pm | The Contemporary Jewish Museum,
San Francisco | Register here

Event poster

Experience the thrill of unexpected discoveries, the focused energy from working with a chevrutah (study/creation partner), and the joy of learning while preparing for Hanukkah in personal, tangible ways.

Choose 1 of 5 concurrent maker sessions, each designed and facilitated by a team of a master educator and an expert maker.


Global Day of Jewish Learning

Lehrhaus Talmud Circles: On the Road With Elijah

Led by Dr. Deena Aronoff, Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, and Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Lehrhaus Talmud Circles will be participating live for the Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, November 11 at 9 am. Tune in for free here. (more…)

Fred Rosenbaum Bay Area Talks

Historian Fred Rosenbaum, Lehrhaus’ Founding Director, is giving three free talks in three different locations in November.

The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews November 9 in San Francisco
Floodtide: Europe and Its Jews Amidst the Refugee Crisis November 10 in Walnut Creek
The Day the Holocaust Began November 11 in Pleasanton. (more…)

The Art of Mussar: A Practice Group Blending Mussar and Expressive Arts

Tuesday, December 4 | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. This introductory session will provide an opportunity to meet the instructors and enjoy a sample of the curriculum for the full program that will begin in early 2019. The group, led by Estelle Frankel and Ruth Gendler will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts.

China: A Jewish Journey to an Ancient Civilization and Contemporary Powerhouse

June 4-17, 2019 | Beijing—Tianjin—Harbin—Xian—Nanjing—Shanghai

Great Wall

Encounter some of the most breathtaking attractions on earth: the Great Wall, the imperial palaces in the Forbidden City, the shrines in the Temple of Heaven, and the ancient 8,000 Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Contemporary China is no less astounding: the world’s fastest high-speed train, busiest ports, longest bridges, and highest dams. (more…)

Fall 2018 Catalog is Online

Check out the fall catalog and discover the right learning community for you! The offerings include Talmud Circles, Zohar Circles, Philosophy Circles: Modern Jewish Thought, Kevah Groups, and MAKE Hanukkah at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.