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Talmud, Zohar and Philosophy Circles

Around the Bay Area | Starts in October
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Talmud Circles | Zohar Circles | Philosophy Circles

Why do we study texts? Not for information or knowledge, but for an ongoing dialogue with sacred texts, and in the process, create community. Newcomers and continuing students are welcome in all community learning circles, which are taught by leading scholars from the Bay Area. Philosophy Circles will focus on the origins of modern thought this year. (more…)

Modern Hebrew and Yiddish in Berkeley

Choose from three levels of Modern Hebrew with Ilan Vitemberg starting the week of October 1 and two levels of Yiddish with Ken Blady starting the week of September 24 at the JCC East Bay.


Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco | Tue, Oct 16 – Nov 6
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael | Thu, Oct 25 – Nov 15

Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison to help make the Bible feel more accessible and relevant to you. To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. Check out Rabbi Morrison’s ELI Talk video: Sophisticated Literacy: Growing Readers of a Sacred Torah.  (more…)

MAKE Hanukkah: A Pre-Hanukkah Maker Summit

Sun, Nov 18 | Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco | Register here

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. (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.