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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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May 2021

Neshamah Yoga (Spring 2021)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 thru Wednesday, June 9, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Kendra Fried
$64.8 – $108

Nourish your body, calm your mind, and nurture your soul, through embodied Jewish devotion.

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The Power of the Story (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 thru Tuesday, June 8, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
$90 – $150

Wisdom Stories, Gospel Parables, Zen Koans, Sufi Tales, and Hasidic Masters

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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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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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