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Lehrhaus Partners for Day of Learning March 17

Lehrhaus is excited to partner with the Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Holocaust Center on the Day of Learning, an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and the patterns of genocide, and hear testimony from local survivors of the Holocaust and modern genocide. (more…)

Italy and the Jews: A Shared Heritage of Two Millennia

October 16-26, 2019
Pre-Tour Extension, Naples/Monte Cassino/Pompeii: October 14-16

Italy’s Jewish community has sculpted an image of beauty, character and resilience. Our tour will visit every feature of its heritage, from Jewish catacombs in Rome to the vitality of Jewish life today. We’ll also explore Italy’s world-famous cultural life, from the great museums of Rome, Florence and Venice to a Tuscan cooking class. (more…)

This Is Bay Area Jewry

Thursday, January 31 | Temple, Isaiah, Lafayette | Register here for free opening event

Temple Isaiah, Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition, on display from January 21 – March 30, features 22 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…)

Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship – Apply by Feb. 15

Same great Kevah program, now powered by Pardes | June 17-30, Berkeley

Apply here

While many fine institutions exist to teach Torah to the next generation of Jewish leaders, rarely are these scholars taught how to teach the Torah that they have learned. Despite the lack of teacher training, Jewish professionals are simply expected to be able to teach Torah well.  (more…)

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

Tue, Jan 22, 29, Feb 12, 26 | Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley | Register here

The group, led by Estelle Frankel with occasional guest artists, will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts.


We Are Hiring: Community Engagement & Administrative Coordinator

Full Job Description / How to Apply

Lehrhaus Judaica seeks a dynamic, reliable individual to serve as the Community Engagement & Administrative Coordinator. A focal point of the Community Engagement & Administrative Coordinator’s efforts will be to serve as an ambassador and concierge to the diverse Jewish community that we serve. (more…)

Zohar Off the Page – A Visual and Hands-on Exploration of Kabbalistic Diagrams

Mondays, March 4 – April 8 | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

Join Yosef Rosen, Ph.D., to explore how the Zohar asks its readers to continuously diagram the 10 Divine energies (“The Sefirot”) that constitute the cosmos. While the Tree of Life is the most famous of these diagrams, Kabbalah is full of other models of sacred geometry—full of circles, spirals, lines, and letters. (more…)

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

Tuesdays, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19 | Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
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Join Howard Simon and Rabbi Dan Ain for a four-part study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history. The first session looks at some of the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events. (more…)