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March 2021

Jewish Holidays and Traditions 101

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 thru Thursday, January 13, 2022
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Free

Holidays 101 at HaMaqom is an opportunity to get to know the beauty of Jewish holidays and traditions, from scratch. Join us for these short, half-hour sessions where we will explore holidays you may know, like Hanukkah and Passover, along with holidays that are specific to certain Jewish communities. Together we will learn about the values and rituals of the holiday and we will have a chance to ask questions and share thoughts about what we’ve learned.

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April 2021

Hebrew Level F: Proficiency (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 thru Tuesday, June 29, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
$180 – $300

In this course, students will develop their conversational skills by bringing current events and good news to discuss in class.

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Hebrew: Intermediate (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 thru Tuesday, June 29, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
$180 – $300

This course will focus on enriching student vocabulary and strengthening our ability to speak. Students will begin to learn the…

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Hebrew Level B2: Continuing Elementary (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 thru Thursday, June 24, 2021
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
$180 – $300

This course will focus on the development of Hebrew vocabulary and an exploration of the present and past tenses. Students will celebrate the upcoming holidays in Hebrew and will learn about Israeli culture.

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Hebrew Level D: Advanced Intermediate (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 thru Thursday, June 24, 2021
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
$180 – $300

In this course, we will focus on enriching vocabulary and strengthening conversational skills. Students will continue to learn the future tense and class time will include celebrating Jewish holidays, learning songs, and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!).

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Hebrew Level E: Advanced (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 thru Thursday, June 24, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
$180 – $300

This course will provide a deep dive into the future tense (binyanim). Students will strengthen vocabulary, reading, and conversational skills.

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Hebrew Final Level: Mastery (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 thru Thursday, June 24, 2021
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Orna Morad
$180 – $300

This course is taught in Hebrew and is aimed at experienced Hebrew learners. Students will bring current events or good…

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Beyond the Torah Isaiah: The Edge of Redemption (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 thru Thursday, June 24, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Ken Cohen
$216 – $360

This Spring, we conclude our study of the prophet Isaiah and his book. The voice of this Isaiah is an…

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Hebrew B1: Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical (Spring 2021)

Sunday, April 11, 2021 thru Sunday, June 13, 2021
3:00 PM to 4:35 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
$144 – $240

This course covers additional features of the language commonly found in Biblical and Siddur (prayerbook) texts using the text Prayerbook…

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Hebrew Level F: Intermediate Biblical/Prayerbook (Spring 2021)

Sunday, April 11, 2021 thru Sunday, June 13, 2021
4:30 PM to 5:55 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
$144 – $240

We will complete our overview of the Hebrew verb system, and continue to build Biblical text translation and analysis skills,…

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew: Joseph in Egypt (Spring 2021)

Sunday, April 11, 2021 thru Sunday, June 13, 2021
6:05 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
$144 – $240

Before the first Passover and the Exodus, our People spent centuries in Egypt. The Joseph narrative in Genesis not only…

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Hebrew: Advanced Grammar – Mastering Prepositions (Spring 2021)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 thru Wednesday, June 16, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topics: Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$180 – $300

In this course, we will review the conjugation of various prepositions, match them with the appropriate corresponding verb, and practice…

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Hebrew Level B1: Elementary (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 15, 2021 thru Thursday, June 17, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Tikva Farber
$180 – $300

This course will focus on the development of Hebrew conversational skills and vocabulary enrichment.

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Hebrew Level A1: Continuing The Basics (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 15, 2021 thru Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Tikva Farber
$180 – $300

This course is designed for beginners who have completed one semester of Level A1 (or equivalent). We will continue to develop and reinforce our Hebrew reading, writing, and speaking skills. Throughout the course, students will improve fluency, accuracy, and comprehension.

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A Writers Voice: The Art of Personal Narrative (Spring 2021)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 thru Wednesday, June 16, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Carl Nagin
Online CA
$144 – $240

This writing workshop explores personal narrative as a means to express, memorialize, question, and uncover our experience and identity in their diverse, often contradictory manifestations. People drawn to writing memoir, fiction, or personal essays are welcome.

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May 2021

The Inheritance of Peace? The Story of Jerusalem (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 thru Tuesday, June 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Online CA
$72 – $120

We'll begin our journey with a visit to Canaanite Jerusalem 4,000 years ago and view the first 'golden walls' of the city.... and we'll close with the most recent 2,000 years: Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic Jerusalem, leading to the tumultuous 20th century, and Jerusalem's emergence as the restored heart of modern Israel.

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The Tree of Life: Making Kabbalistic Diagrams (Spring 2021)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 thru Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Yosef Rosen, Ph.D.
$72 – $120

This four-part workshop is an invitation to diagram your own spirituality/theology using kabbalistic models and maps. In our opening session, we will explore the historical evolution of sefirot diagrams, from simple drawings found in medieval manuscripts to a ten-foot-long, nineteenth-century map of the kabbalistic worlds.

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June 2021

Tangled Roots, New Branches: The Jews of the American South (Spring 2021)

Thursday, June 3, 2021 thru Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Educator: Fred Rosenbaum
$60 – $100

The Jews of the American South from the Colonial Period to the Present - Jews settled and thrived in the American South well before the Revolutionary War and numbered over 10,000 there by 1860. One of their own, Judah P. Benjamin, was second only to Jefferson Davis as a leader of the Confederacy...

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Embodied Jewish Experience (Spring 2021)

Monday, June 7, 2021 thru Monday, June 21, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Online CA
$54 – $90

Each week we will learn more about the power of embodied practice to bring our spiritual life alive and to become more grounded in ways to express our culture and our faith.

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Wise Women (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 thru Tuesday, June 29, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Topics: Social Justice
$72 – $120

There are so many wise Jewish women in the Bay Area. These women are educators, artists, mothers, activists, writers, lawyers,…

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Sephardic, Mizrahi, and LGBTQ+: An intersectional experience on the margins (Spring 2021)

Thursday, June 24, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Educator: Ruben Shimonov
Online CA
Free

Join us for a lively discussion about an often-overlooked segment of the Jewish world: LGBTQ+, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jews.
This session will provide an opportunity to begin exploring the diversity of Sephardic and Mizrahi histories and cultures. We will also discover the challenges that queer Jews from Sephardic and Mizrahi backgrounds have faced in finding spaces that fully embrace their multilayered identities.

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July 2021

The Last Days of Pompeii: A Jewish Perspective (Summer 2021)

Thursday, July 1, 2021 thru Thursday, July 8, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Online CA
$36 – $60

What was life like for Jews in the Roman world in the first century, especially for Jews in Roman Italy? (SEE VIDEO)

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Modern Hebrew Level A1 The Basics (Summer 2021)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 thru Tuesday, August 24, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topics: Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$144 – $240

Learn Hebrew from scratch! This course is designed for the complete beginner and is the foundation for all future Hebrew…

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Modern Hebrew Level B1 Elementary (Summer 2021)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 thru Thursday, August 26, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topics: Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$144 – $240

This course will focus on the development of Hebrew conversational skills and vocabulary enrichment. Emphasis will be placed on using…

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Beyond the Torah: The Babylonian Exile (Summer 2021)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 thru Thursday, August 26, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topics: Text Courses
Educator: Ken Cohen
Online CA
$144 – $240

This summer, we will study the tragic exile of the Jewish people from their land in
586 BCE. But we will also look at the realities of life in Babylonia for Jews and non-
Jews alike through Biblical and other ancient Near Eastern texts, archaeological
realia, and the latest theories of scholars.

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Love and Passion in the Biblical World (Summer 2021)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 thru Thursday, July 22, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Online CA
$36 – $60

Our course introduces students to all the facets of Biblical love, from the inspiring devotion of Ruth and Orpah to the (not so) simple lust of Samson and Delilah, and the passionate poetry of the Song of Songs.

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Who Comes First in Jewish Life? Exploring Questions of Leadership, Inheritance, and Access (Summer 2021)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 thru Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Topics: Social Justice
Educator: Noa Albaum
Online CA
Free

This miniseries will explore how entitlement complicates Jewish life in three key areas: birth order, gender, and inheritance; leadership and ordination; and judging others meritoriously (giving the benefit of the doubt).

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August 2021

Yemima Method: The Art of Effortless Change (Fall 2021)

Sunday, August 8, 2021
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Educator: Naama Sadan
Online CA
Free

"Elul is a time of introspection, the high holidays arrive to remind us that one year has passed and another…

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Elul Exploration: Patience, a Middah (Quality) – Fall 2020

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Educator: Deborah Newbrun
Online CA
Free
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Yemima Method: The Art of Effortless Change – Fall 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021 thru Sunday, September 5, 2021
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Educator: Naama Sadan
Online CA
$72 – $120

In this series, we'll prepare for the new year by learning how to stop wasting energy and start connecting with the power of renewal

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Jewish Meditation: Listening for the Still – Summer 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online CA
Free
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Neshamah Yoga: High Holy Day Prep–A Holistic Approach – Fall 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Educator: Kendra Fried
Online CA
Free
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September 2021

Hebrew Elementary B1 – Fall 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 thru Thursday, December 9, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$300
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Hebrew: The Basics A1 (Continuing) – Fall 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 thru Thursday, December 9, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$300
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Community Cafe: Rebellion, Light and Miracles – Fall 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 thru Wednesday, December 1, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
Online CA
$300
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October 2021

Hebrew: Advanced Grammar (Mastering Prepositions) – Fall 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 thru Wednesday, December 8, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$300
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Hebrew: Elementary A2 – Fall 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 thru Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$300
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Hebrew: The Basics A1 (Beginners) – Fall 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 thru Wednesday, December 8, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Tikva Farber
Online CA
$300
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A Writers Voice: The Art of Personal Narrative – Fall 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 thru Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Carl Nagin
Online CA
$240
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Advanced Yiddish: Reading Yiddish Texts – Fall 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021 thru Monday, December 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Yael Chaver, Ph.D.
Online CA
$300
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