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This Is Bay Area Jewry on Display on the Peninsula

Christine Witzel (left) and Stephanie Hannaford

This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community, is on display at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills from April 14-June 17. The exhibition, presented by Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges, features 23 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and levels of religious observance — from the North and South Peninsulas, San Francisco, Oakland/Berkeley, Contra Costa, and Marin. (more…)

Talmud Circles Bond Two Generations

By Debbie Rosenfeld-Caparaz, Lehrhaus Director of Communications

Jonathan (14) with his father, Frank

Jonathan Fudem engages in active memory of his father, Frank Fudem, z”l, by participating in Lehrhaus’ Talmud Circles.

When Jonathan was in elementary school, his dad joined Congregation Emanu-El’s Downtown Lunchtime Talmud class under the direction of Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan. When Peretz was hired at Lehrhaus Judaica in 2010, Frank enthusiastically continued his weekly Talmud studies under the Lehrhaus umbrella until he suddenly passed away at age 61 in 2013. (more…)

Historian Fred Rosenbaum April Engagements

Story in the Richmond Standard

Fred Rosenbaum, Lehrhaus’ Founding Director Emeritus, will be in the Bay Area later this month for Holocaust-related talks. Join Fred for Taking Risks: Joseph Pell, Partisan Fighter and Bay Area Entrepreneur at the Richmond Museum of History in Richmond on Sunday, April 28. The next day, Fred will present Lodz: The Glorious Beginning and Catastrophic End of Polish Jewry’s Second City at Rhoda Goldman Plaza in San Francisco. (more…)

The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It

Register here

Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison for his series that explores how to make the Bible more relevant to modern day Jews. The parts may be taken in any order.

Prophecy and Wisdom Literature | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael | starts Wed, May 15

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Hebrew Around the Bay Area This Spring

Participants are invited to continue their Hebrew studies in three locations this spring. Jehon Grist is offering intermediate and advanced prayerbook Hebrew starting April 7 in Berkeley. Orna Morad is teaching seven levels of modern Hebrew on the Peninsula beginning in late April. Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew with Tikva Farber continues in Marin May 3.

2019 Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Everyone Has a Name

Wednesday, May 1 | 4:30 – 7:15 pm | Register here

Join us for a special community event commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day. Keynote Speaker Father Patrick Desbois is an internationally-renowned human rights activist who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting antisemitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. (more…)