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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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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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Talmud Circle — EBJCC – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Sunday, September 15, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Educator: Dorothy Richman
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 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 — OFJCC – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Sunday, September 15, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 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 — APJCC – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Sunday, September 15, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Jennifer Clayman
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201
Los Gatos, 95032 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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Introduction to the Jewish Experience — Online – Fall 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019 thru Sunday, November 10, 2019
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 Fall's course topic is Jewish Practice &…

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Back to the Prophets: Kings II — Fall 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019 thru Thursday, December 19, 2019
7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Educator: Ken Cohen
Contra Costa Jewish Day School, 955 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
$234 – $390

This fall, we conclude our study of II Kings. This also concludes our many-years’ treatment of what is called the Primary History of the Bible: Genesis through the books of Kings. The fiery destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple accompanies the exile of much of the Jewish populace to Babylon, as well the removal of the last Davidic monarch from the throne of the ruined city. In other words, it is a tale of destruction, of seeming doom for the…

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Talmud Circle — OMJCC – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Sunday, September 22, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Deena Aranoff
$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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