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About Us

Through intellectual openness, dialogue and a pluralistic platform, Lehrhaus Judaica exists to deepen Jewish learning across the entire adult community. Jewish literacy forges our Jewish identity and sustains us as a people.

Our faculty is made up of local university professors, advanced Ph.D. students, rabbis, and other experienced educators, as well as visiting scholars from major universities in the U.S. and abroad. We offer engaging seminars and lecture courses throughout the Bay Area on Jewish history, philosophy, sociology, theology, literature, Hebrew and Yiddish, and the arts.

Whether you’re looking for a basic “Introduction to Judaism” course, a modern Hebrew conversation class, a history of the Middle East conflict, or an in-depth exploration of classic Jewish texts, we have something for you! We also provide national and international study tours exploring the Jewish worlds of New York, Israel, Europe, the Caribbean, and more. To learn more, or to receive our free course catalog each semester, please call our office at (510) 845-6420, or email us at info@lehrhaus.org.

Lehrhaus Board of Directors
Howard Simon, President
Marc Dollinger, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Martin Aufhauser, Treasurer
Rabbi Ruth Adar
Lisa Douglass Perlmutter
Fred Isaac
Jo-Ann Jacobson
Scott Kabat
Moses Libitzky
Jodie Silberman
Debbie Toizer

Past Lehrhaus Catalogs
2019 Winter/Spring
2018 Fall
2018 Spring/Summer
2018 Winter
2017 Fall
2017 Spring/Summer
2017 Winter
2016 Fall
2016 Spring/Summer
2016 Winter
2015 Fall