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Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Wolf-Prusan is currently the Chief Program Officer and Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica, where he focuses on community education for the Bay Area through conferences, retreats, tours, and text circles. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator; in 2002 he was awarded the Covenant Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity. Rabbi Wolf-Prusan received his MAHL and Rabbinic degrees at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Becki (a second generation native of the East Bay) and Peretz have happily returned to live in Berkeley.
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October 2019

Introduction to Zohar — Fall 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019 thru Thursday, March 26, 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

If you are curious about The Zohar and would like an accessible and understandable, open and conversational setting, this downtown lunchtime class is for you. We will read and discuss selections from The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, recommended by its translator and commentator, Professor Daniel C. Matt. He describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self." Daniel Matt and Peretz Wolf-Prusan will speak at "A Special…

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Philosophy Circle – OMJCC – Fall 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019 thru Monday, December 16, 2019
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
$105 – $175

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan leads this Circle on My Teacher: David Hartman, Seeker of Truth: We are coming upon the seventh year since the passing of Rabbi David Hartman (9/11/1931 – 2/10/2013), which does not seem possible because I hear his voice in my head nearly every day. He was one of the most creative Jewish intellectuals of our time and one of my greatest teachers. I studied under him in Jerusalem from 2001-2005. One of my classmates, Rabbi Ed Feinstein,…

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November 2019

Hebrew Lettering – Fall 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 thru Tuesday, November 26, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
HAMAQOM | The Place, 2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
$72 – $120

Learn the basics of making beautiful Hebrew letters.  No knowledge of Hebrew, calligraphy or possession of an arts and crafts merit badge is required.

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