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February 2020

Advanced Hebrew – Winter 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 thru Tuesday, March 31, 2020
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Topics: Hebrew, Languages
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$144 – $240

This course is for students who have already learned the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. 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 Continuing class. 

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Beginning Hebrew – Winter 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 thru Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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.

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Continuing Hebrew – Winter 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 thru Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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. 

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March 2020

American Jewish Radicals – Winter 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020 thru Sunday, March 29, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Educator: Elaine Leeder
$72 – $120

From early 20th century socialists to 60s anti-war anarchists and modern-day feminists, dive into the history, personalities, and philosophies of America’s radical Jewish activists. This course is cosponsored by the Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern CA. SESSION I: Historical Background on radicalism in Europe; The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - a catalyst; Jewish American women activists - Fania Cohn, Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, Rose Pesotta. SESSION II: What is socialism, communism, and anarchism? Sam Dolgoff - The left of the…

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Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — OMJCC — Session 2: Dying Death Burial

Monday, March 2, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Stuart Kelman
$10

Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do In this session, you will become confident and comfortable with Vidui (the Jewish way of last words), Jewish laws, customs, and traditions about dying, performing tahara (preparing the body), the funeral service, and issues concerning burial and cremation. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ... and Not Being Afraid,” a series of discussions about the…

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Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCEB — Session 2: Making Choices

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Edna J. Stewart
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$10

Making Choices: Advance Directives and Final Wishes This session will demystify advance ethical wills, planning, and ethical dilemmas such as extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, stem cell usage, and the differences between a DNR and a POLST. This course also has a practical aspect where actual forms will be examined and explained. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley…

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Tapestry of Tongues: Modern Israeli Literature – Winter 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 thru Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
$90 – $150

Literature was the main artform for the Jews until the 20th century: the story of Jewish literature is the story of the Jews. Modern Hebrew literature is, in fact, an amalgam of the languages of the Jews - Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic. The course will utilize “Ha’Ivrim - The Hebrews,” an exciting new documentary series created by Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar. The film series has won eighteen awards so far and has reached millions of viewers in and outside…

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Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCSF — Session 2: The Other Conversation

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Samuel J. Salkin
JCCSF, 3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
$10

The Other Conversation: Talking With Your Family About Your Final Wishes This session will address the best ways to talk with family about personal preferences for final wishes and suggestions on how to navigate scenarios where there might be differing beliefs. Topics include funeral planning, choosing a cemetery, picking a plot for cremains, stillbirths, and interment, financial planning and the money conversation, and issues facing interfaith/intermarried families. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel,…

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April 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCEB — Session 3: Dying Death Burial

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Stuart Kelman
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$10

Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do In this session, you will become confident and comfortable with Vidui (the Jewish way of last words), Jewish laws, customs, and traditions about dying, performing tahara (preparing the body), the funeral service, and issues concerning burial and cremation.  HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ... and Not Being Afraid,” a series of discussions about the…

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Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCSF — Session 3: Making Choices

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Edna J. Stewart
JCCSF, 3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
$10

Making Choices: Advance Directives and Final Wishes This session will demystify advance ethical wills, planning, and ethical dilemmas such as extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, stem cell usage, and the differences between a DNR and a POLST. This course also has a practical aspect where actual forms will be examined and explained. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley…

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