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Israel at 70 Celebration: Achievements, Challenges, and Ancient Treasures

April 9-20, 2018; Petra, Eilat Extension, April 20-25

Whether your first visit or 10th, this adventure offers you exciting new locations, fresh insights and over 3000 years of discovery, past and present. And you’ll be there to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s 70th birthday). (more…)

Beginning Yiddish in Berkeley, Contra Costa and Marin

Newcomers are welcome in Ken Blady’s Beginning Yiddish classes starting at the JCC East Bay Feb. 5, Temple Isaiah Feb. 6 and at the Osher Marin JCC Feb. 8. (more…)

Mussar for Modern Life Starts Feb. 6 in Oakland

Improve your relationships with yourself and others through Mussar, the centuries-old Jewish system of character development that has regained popularity, starting Feb. 6 at Temple Sinai. Register here. (more…)

The Book of Esther – Online Option

Esther’s story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. Learn more with Jehon Grist starting February 7 at B’nai Israel in Vallejo or online!

Lehrhaus Winter Catalog Online

Catalog PDF (partial list of semester offerings)

More than 80 classes can be found here. The semester includes: Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice, How to Read the Bible, Walking in the ValleyHebrew/Yiddish, and online learning. We invite you to experience Fearless Jewish Learning.

Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice

Winter session begins in early January

The second semester of the Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice course focuses on Abraham Joshua Heschel as a religious activist. Register in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San RafaelBerkeley, Walnut Creek, or Santa Rosa.