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Greenspan Wins Helen Diller Family Award for Excellence in Jewish Education

Congratulations to Abra Greenspan, Lehrhaus’ Talmud and Philosophy Circle Project Coordinator, on being selected the 2018 winner of the Helen Diller Family Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Abra is also the Director of Learning at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto. (more…)

How to Read the Bible in Marin

Wed, May 2-23 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael | Register 

Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison for How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap Between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts  to make the Bible more personally relevant to you.

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From Melting Pot to Angels in America: Romance, Jewish History and Americanization

Tuesday, May 15 | 7:00-8:30 pm | JCC East Bay, Berkeley | Register

This presentation will trace the development of conceptions of Jewish identity in the United States from Israel Zangwill’s hugely influential 1908 play “The Melting-Pot” to Tony Kushner’s 1991 “Angels in America.” (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.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot San Francisco: Where Sinai Meets California Street

Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20 | 6:00 pm – dawn | JCCSF & Congregation Beth Sholom | Register
Tikkun Leyl Shauot Berkeley

This year’s San Francisco Tikkun Leyl Shavuot is presented by Lehrhaus Judaica, Congregations Beth Sholom, Sherith Israel, Emanu-El, and The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Featuring rabbis, cantors, educators, and musicians, Saturday evening, Erev Shavuot, May 19, and concluding at dawn. Event Flyer (more…)