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Lehrhaus 360

Growing Up Interfaith – May 22, 2016 at Temple Sinai

Admission is free, but pre-registration is encouraged here.
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Since the advent of the term “interfaith” the Jewish focus has been on the intermarried couple. Research has not explored the experiences of the children of these couples. Panelist Marty Ross discusses his experiences here. Complementing the conference is: This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition. (more…)

Jewish Life in an Era of Extremism Sunday, January 24, 2016

Join us for a symposium at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael where we will hear from local scholars and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joby Warrick — author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS. The event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Yitzhak Rabin: Life, Death and Legacy

Join Lehrhaus in Palo Alto on November 9 for a symposium with leading professors and scholars marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. The event is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

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Yom HaShoah: Resilience Through Creativity April 19, 2015

Roslyn Barak

Join us on Sunday, April 19 at the JCCSF as we honor the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and commemorating the art, music and poetry created during the Holocaust. The program begins at 1:30 pm, with the observance scheduled for 5 pm. Cantor Roslyn Barak and a quartet will perform music of Terezin. Click here for details.

Jewish Life in an Era of Extremism Symposium in Palo Alto


Sunday, April 12, 2015 – Kehillah Jewish High School (new location)
This symposium will confront vexing issues concerning new threats to Jewish life with full, candid, and far-ranging discussions from a wide variety of viewpoints. University professors and leading educators will be featured. Free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged here.

Alive! A la vie! on Display Through March 15, 2015

Photo exhibition & lecture series U.S. debut at San Francisco Public Library 

70th anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald camp is April 11, 2015

Lehrhaus Judaica and the San Francisco Public Library present Alive! A la vie! – a photo exhibition of the saved children of Buchenwald. The exhibition will be featured at the San Francisco Public Library’s Skylight Gallery (100 Larkin Street, open daily) January 10-March 15. A series of free programs are scheduled at the library in support of the exhibition. Click here for programs.

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Celebrating Lehrhaus Around the Bay:
The Transformative Power of Dialogue

Lehrhaus will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014. To mark this milestone, we have programmed a special traveling Lehrhaus 360 conference featuring top local and national scholars taking place February 26-March 6 around the Bay Area. All events are free and open to the general public; pre-registration is required. Also, save Oct. 26 for our 40th anniversary dinner cruise celebration on the Hornblower Yacht. The dinner honors Lehrhaus Founding Director Fred Rosenbaum.

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day April 27, 2015

Learn more and register here.

Join us for Yom HaShoah — Remember and Retell: Our Sacred Responsibility — on Sunday, April 27, from 1:30-6 p.m. at the JCCSF. The educational component of the program features a panel discussion with Holocaust scholars Dr. Deborah Lipstadt and Dr. Rachel Korazim, and eyewitness survivor workshops.  (more…)

Lehrhaus at the Beach House May 16-18: A Spring Retreat

Learn more and register here.    We Move Forward by Retreating

Join us for Lehrhaus’ spring retreat at the Beach House, a luxury boutique hotel in Half Moon Bay with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor. Workshops will focus on bible, Bay Area Jewish history, Shabbat, food justice, intermarriage, spirituality, and more! (more…)