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Feast of Jewish Learning Sponsored by Lehrhaus

Saturday, January 26 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Free | Register
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills

Feed your mind and spirit at The Feast of Jewish Learning, the Peninsula’s largest Jewish learning event. This year’s theme – Toward a More Perfect Union: Jews & America – explores a set of topics on the minds of many of us: our relationship, as Jews, with our country. (more…)

Winter/Spring Catalog Online

We invite you to discover the right community for you! Check out the winter/spring 2019 catalog online. Highlights include This Is Bay Area Jewry on display at Temple Isaiah, Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition in San Francisco, The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Rafael.

Intro to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

Wed, Jan 16 – March 6 | Congregation Beth El, Berkeley | Register here
Sun, Jan 20 – March 10 | Online Only | Register here

The in-person course, which is taught by Rabbi Jeremy Morrison, explores how Judaism became the text-centered religion that it is today, and how history informed Jewish practice.  (more…)

China: A Jewish Journey to an Ancient Civilization and Contemporary Powerhouse

June 4-17, 2019 | Beijing—Tianjin—Harbin—Xian—Nanjing—Shanghai

Great Wall

Encounter some of the most breathtaking attractions on earth: the Great Wall, the imperial palaces in the Forbidden City, the shrines in the Temple of Heaven, and the ancient 8,000 Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Contemporary China is no less astounding: the world’s fastest high-speed train, busiest ports, longest bridges, and highest dams. (more…)

Jewbilee: Lehrhaus Proud to Be Event Partner

Sunday, January 13 | 1:00 – 6:30 pm | Addison-Penzak JCC, Los Gatos

Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. YOU choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, and dozens of teachers, artists, educators, speakers, and performers. New this year, we have a “Kids Jewbilee” program too! (more…)

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

Tuesday, December 4 | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. This introductory session will provide an opportunity to meet the instructors and enjoy a sample of the curriculum for the full program that will begin in early 2019. The group, led by Estelle Frankel and Ruth Gendler, will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts.

MAKE Hanukkah: A Jewish Maker Summit Rescheduled

Sun, Dec 9 | 1-4:30 pm | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

Experience the thrill of unexpected discoveries, the focused energy from working with a chevrutah (study/creation partner), and the joy of learning about Hanukkah in personal, tangible ways on day 7 of the festival. For adults and older children/teens – register in advance, and children (of relevant age) are included in the price of your adult ticket! (more…)

Honor Your Teachers on #GivingTuesday 11/27

Donate here

I hope that Lehrhaus Judaica is making a difference in your life. Whether you connect with us through our courses, Talmud, Philosophy, or Zohar Circles, Kevah Groups, online learning, special events, or by traveling the world with us, we know it is ultimately our phenomenal educators who create wonderful experiences, and bring learning to life for YOU! (more…)