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January 2020

Hebrew Level F – Winter 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 thru Tuesday, March 10, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
$180 – $300

***Please note a time change from the printed catalog, this course now ends at 12:15pm***   This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills through conversational techniques. The level will be set by the instructor at the first class session.

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Hebrew Level C – Winter 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 thru Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
$180 – $300

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience – Winter 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 thru Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
$144 – $240

History & Text. This three-part series, which can be taken in any order, introduces students to Jewish culture, history, and practice. Communal and individual Jewish life dances to the rhythm of two different cycles: Jewish lifecycle events and the cycle of the Jewish year. This section of the course will examine the history of ancient Israel, the beginnings of rabbinic Judaism, and modern Israeli history.

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Hebrew Level B – Winter 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 thru Thursday, March 12, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
$180 – $300

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Hebrew Level D – Winter 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 thru Thursday, March 12, 2020
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
$180 – $300

Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Hebrew Level E – Winter 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 thru Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
$180 – $300

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills. The level will be set by the instructor at the first class session.

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Hebrew Advanced Conversational – Winter 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 thru Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
$180 – $300

This course will focus on conversational skills with an attention to improving fluency.

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Beyond the Torah: The Book of Isaiah – Winter 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 thru Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Ken Cohen
Contra Costa Jewish Day School, 955 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
$216 – $360

The book is a book for all time, but Isaiah the Prophet was a visionary living through a crisis-prone period of Biblical Israel’s history. So his writings are intended for his contemporary audience, and he deals incisively with the political, economic, social and foreign policies and issues of his time. This is not a weekly “torah-study” class, but an in-depth exploration of each chapter and verse, uncovering the religious, historic and cultural messages of the author, and the historical context…

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience (online) – Winter 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020 thru Sunday, March 1, 2020
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Educator: Ruth Adar
$144 – $240

This is the online-only version of the three-part series Introduction to the Jewish Experience. The online course follows the topics of the main course, and takes place on Sundays. Introduction to the Jewish Experience, which can be taken in any order, introduces students to Jewish culture, history, and practice. Communal and individual Jewish life dances to the rhythm of two different cycles: Jewish lifecycle events and the cycle of the Jewish year. This Winter's course topic is History & Text.…

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Beginning Yiddish – Winter 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020 thru Monday, April 27, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 AM
Topics: Languages, Yiddish
Educator: Ken Blady
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$216 – $360

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability tzu veren tzeshussen fahr gelechter (to crack up). Stress in this class will be placed on learning the alef beis (print and script), elementary grammar, and reading basic texts. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to…

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