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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Understanding and Managing BRCA-Related Cancer Risk

Thu, March 28 | 7:30 – 9:30 pm | Congregation Beth El, Berkeley

Join the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania and Congregation Beth El of Berkeley for an important discussion about the experience of living with BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers.  These mutations affect all populations but are found 10 times more frequently (1 in 40 people) among Ashkenazi Jewish men and women.  (more…)

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…)

What Did American Faith Communities Stand For?

Thursdays, March 21 | 7:00 – 9:30 pm | Contemporary Jewish Museum | Register here

The rise of National Socialism in Germany and the ensuing terror raised profound theological and ethical questions for people of all faiths. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lehrhaus, and the Graduate Theological Union for a program that will examine the various responses of American faith communities and how their leaders’ actions inspired others and whose legacies still live on today. (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…)