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

Up first: JCCSF | Mon, Feb 26

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.  The course begins in San Francisco Feb. 26, in Palo Alto March 5, Berkeley March 8, San Rafael April 30, and Walnut Creek May 17.

Modern Hebrew in Berkeley Starts March 8

Join Ilan Vitemberg for beginning or intermediate Hebrew at the JCC East Bay for 10 sessions on Thursday evenings. Learn more and register here.



Walking in the Valley of the Shadow Series

Hyperlinked flyer to register         Series blog    

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…)

Historic Jewish Communities of Portugal and Catalonia: Endurance, Resilience and Identity

October 25 – November 4, 2018
Lisbon – Coimbra – Tomar – Sintra Barcelona – Girona – Figueres – Besalú

Sinagoga Mayor de Barcelona

Join Lehrhaus and Tiyul Jewish Journeys for a Jewish study tour of Portugal and the Catalonia region of Spain this fall. The detailed itinerary can be viewed here. (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.


Build Your Haus: Give to the Lehrhaus Annual Campaign

Lehrhaus Judaica is Jewish learning at its finest. Engaging, high-quality and flexible. We offer compelling opportunities for personal growth and communal engagement. Please consider making a gift today. (more…)