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Lehrhaus Connects With Japanese Jewish Studies Scholars

Rabbi Jeremy Morrison met with a delegation of Japanese Jewish studies doctoral and postdoctoral scholars on March 22 to discuss Lehrhaus’ mission and Jewish life in the Bay Area. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored the scholars’ trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco to experience contemporary Jewish life in California. (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…)

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.

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…)