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September 2019

Talmud Circle — SF – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Sunday, September 8, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
JCCSF, 3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
$210 – $350

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? The Talmud raises questions about “Holy Men” pronouncing the "meaning" of a disaster. This narrative section of the Talmud, in the words of Julia Watts Belser, “overturns expected hierarchies of gender, piety, and social status to challenge the theological significance of hunger, suffering, and abundance.” She writes, "These narratives blunt the moral condemnation inherent in disaster – and suggest that blessing often lies beneath…

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Talmud Circle — Santa Rosa – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Sunday, September 8, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
$210 – $350

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? The Talmud raises questions about “Holy Men” pronouncing the "meaning" of a disaster. This narrative section of the Talmud, in the words of Julia Watts Belser, “overturns expected hierarchies of gender, piety, and social status to challenge the theological significance of hunger, suffering, and abundance.” She writes, "These narratives blunt the moral condemnation inherent in disaster – and suggest that blessing often lies beneath…

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Hebrew Level F — Fall 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 thru Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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

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 – Fall 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 thru Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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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Zohar in Aramaic — Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Wednesday, May 13, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Educator: Daniel Matt
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$189 – $315

The Zohar Circle continues for a fifth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt, utilizing his epic annotated translation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.This special course within the Zohar Circle is taught by Daniel Matt and is intended for students with the ability to follow the Zohar in the original (that is, with facility in either Hebrew or Aramaic). The Aramaic text will be provided (along with a Hebrew translation) and participants should obtain Vol. 4 of The Zohar:…

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Talmud Circle — Downtown Lunchtime – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
$156 – $260

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? The Talmud raises questions about “Holy Men” pronouncing the "meaning" of a disaster. This narrative section of the Talmud, in the words of Julia Watts Belser, “overturns expected hierarchies of gender, piety, and social status to challenge the theological significance of hunger, suffering, and abundance.” She writes, "These narratives blunt the moral condemnation inherent in disaster – and suggest that blessing often lies beneath…

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Beginning Hebrew — Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$144 – $240

In this class, we will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from classical and Modern Hebrew texts to Israeli music. Required text: *Hebrew From Scratch*. Please purchase the book at (http://www.afikomen.com/) before the first session. Afikomen is a community partner and plays a substantial role in contributing to the vibrant, diverse and engaged Bay Area Jewish community. We encourage you to purchase your course materials from them.

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience – Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
$144 – $240

Taught by HAMAQOM|The Place staff, 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 Fall's course topic is Jewish Practice & Lifecycle, Part One (Part Two will commence in Spring 2020; the topic for Winter 2020 will be History & Texts).

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Continuing Hebrew — Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Wednesday, November 6, 2019
8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$144 – $240

In this class, we will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from classical and Modern Hebrew texts to Israeli music. This class is a continuation from the Beginning Hebrew class. Required text: Hebrew From Scratch. Please purchase the book at Afikomen Judaica before the first session. Afikomen is a community partner and plays a substantial role in contributing to the vibrant, diverse and engaged Bay Area Jewish community. We encourage you to…

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Hebrew Level B (mornings) — Fall 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019 thru Thursday, December 12, 2019
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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