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Jewbilee: Lehrhaus Proud to Be Event Partner

Sunday, January 13 | 1:00 – 6:30 pm | Addison-Penzak JCC, Los Gatos

Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. YOU choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, and dozens of teachers, artists, educators, speakers, and performers. New this year, we have a “Kids Jewbilee” program too! (more…)

The Art of Mussar: A Practice Group Blending Mussar and Expressive Arts

Tuesday, December 4 | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. This introductory session will provide an opportunity to meet the instructors and enjoy a sample of the curriculum for the full program that will begin in early 2019. The group, led by Estelle Frankel and Ruth Gendler, will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts.

MAKE Hanukkah: A Jewish Maker Summit Rescheduled

Sun, Dec 9 | 1-4:30 pm | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

Experience the thrill of unexpected discoveries, the focused energy from working with a chevrutah (study/creation partner), and the joy of learning about Hanukkah in personal, tangible ways on day 7 of the festival. For adults and older children/teens – register in advance, and children (of relevant age) are included in the price of your adult ticket! (more…)

Honor Your Teachers on #GivingTuesday 11/27

Donate here

I hope that Lehrhaus Judaica is making a difference in your life. Whether you connect with us through our courses, Talmud, Philosophy, or Zohar Circles, Kevah Groups, online learning, special events, or by traveling the world with us, we know it is ultimately our phenomenal educators who create wonderful experiences, and bring learning to life for YOU! (more…)

Philosophy Circles: Origins of Modern Thought

Starts Monday, November 5 | Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto | Register here

Join Rabbi Serena Eisenberg as we reveal the thinkers and ideas influencing Jewish racial identity, the emerging Jewish State, post-Holocaust theology, feminism, new forms of worship, neo-Hasidism, and Judaism for the 21st century. Check out the Philosophy Circles program preview video!


Rabbi Jeremy Morrison’s Eli Talk — Newly Released

Sophisticated Literacy: Growing Readers of a Sacred Torah
So many of us today have learned the skills to read, to analyze, and to struggle with the classics of literature–yet, when we approach the texts of our tradition, our approaches to text are no more sophisticated than when we were in 7th grade. How can we cultivate both freedom and sacredness when adults read Torah?

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.

Global Day of Jewish Learning

Lehrhaus Talmud Circles: On the Road With Elijah

Led by Dr. Deena Aronoff, Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, and Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Lehrhaus Talmud Circles will be participating live for the Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, November 11 at 9 am. Tune in for free here. (more…)

Fred Rosenbaum Bay Area Talks

Historian Fred Rosenbaum, Lehrhaus’ Founding Director, is giving three free talks in three different locations in November.

The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews November 9 in San Francisco
Floodtide: Europe and Its Jews Amidst the Refugee Crisis November 10 in Walnut Creek
The Day the Holocaust Began November 11 in Pleasanton. (more…)