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.

Community Learning Circles

Groups start in October | Newcomers welcome

 

Talmud Circles

Sundays | 9 sessions
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, adviser
Prof. Deena Aranoff | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafel
Rabbi Jennifer Clayman | Addison-Penzak JCC, Los Gatos
Rabbi Dorothy Richman | JCC East Bay, Berkeley
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
JCCSF, San Francisco
Wednesdays (lunchtime) | Mechanics’ Institute Library, San Francisco
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa

 

Zohar Circles

9 sessions
Utilizes Prof. Daniel Matt’s epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1
 
Rabbi Lavey Derby | Mondays | PJCC, Foster City
Prof. Daniel Matt | Tuesdays | JCC East Bay Berkeley
Yosef Rosen, Ph.D. | Mondays |San Francisco

 

* The Zohar Circle in Aramaic
Prof. Daniel Matt | Wednesdays | Congregation Beth El, Berkeley

 

Philosophy Circles: Origins of Modern Thought

9 sessions
Rabbi Serena Eisenberg | Mondays | Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto
Yosef Rosen, Ph.D. | Wednesdays | JCC East Bay, Berkeley
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mondays | JCCSF, San Francisco
Mondays | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael

 

Special Section
Abraham Joshua Heschel: Learning From Two Masters
Rabbi Sheldon Lewis | Mondays | Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto

 

To learn more about the Circles programs, check out the program’s blogs.
Talmud Circles
Zohar Circles
Philosophy Circles