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!

Community Learning Circles

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