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July 2020

Wise Women- Inspiring Learning with Jewish Women of the Bay Area- Summer 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020 thru Sunday, August 16, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$108 – $180

There are so many wise Jewish women in the Bay Area. These women are educators, artists, mothers, activists, writers, lawyers, leaders, rabbis and social workers. They build communities, create beauty, advocate for change, inspire with ritual, protect and heal. They have so much to teach our community about strength, spirituality, resilience and creativity. At HaMaqom, we want to learn their torah.  This summer we launch the first semester of “Wise Women” to honor these women and give them a space…

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Overlapping Landscapes: Navigating Contemporary Israel – Summer 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 thru Tuesday, August 11, 2020
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
$90 – $150

Just as Israel’s landscape is diverse, so are the voices and histories of the people living in this land.  In this course we will embark together on a journey through TV, film and popular culture, to learn about the human stories and geographical landscapes of this diverse and complex place. We will travel from South to the North, looking at the landscapes and visiting Mizrachi Jews, Palestinians, Ultra Orthodox, LGBTQ, Druze and Bedouins and through the lens of popular culture…

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Beginning Modern Hebrew Level 1 – Summer 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 thru Wednesday, September 2, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Topics: Hebrew
Educator: Etti Tassa
$144 – $240

This introductory course is suited for students with knowledge of the Alef Bet and some basic vocabulary and reading skills. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study. Zoom link provided by instructor prior to first class. Registrants will receive a Zoom link from the educator the day before the start…

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience – Summer 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020 thru Sunday, September 6, 2020
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Educator: Ruth Adar
$144 – $240

Do you identify as Jewish, but feel like an outsider to Jewish community? Have you been assigned to take an "Intro" class by your rabbi? Would you like to explore Judaism as an adult, with adult topics and choices? Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a class designed to equip students for full participation in Jewish community. No Hebrew is required, although students will acquire some basic Hebrew or Yiddish vocabulary they are likely to encounter in Jewish settings.The class consists of…

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Be the Change: Diverse Jewish Perspectives on the Problems of our World- Summer 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020 thru Monday, August 10, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Tamar Zaken
$72 – $120

This course will explore the burning issues of our day: racism, poverty, access to education and how we as Jews can take action to make lasting change in our community and our world. Each session will include personal reflection and textual learning on social justice issues, and will feature a diversity of viewpoints and sources (especially from voices often overlooked). Come to listen, learn and leave with ideas for being the change in your community.  Registrants will receive a Zoom…

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Days are Coming: A Messianic Vision For Our Time? – Summer 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 thru Tuesday, August 25, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$108 – $180

What are the necessary conditions for the arrival of the messianic era? Is it a future time, or can it be realized in the here and now? What role does each person have to play in the arrival of the messianic era? Join Robert Smith and Darren Kleinberg for discussion and reflection on the closing section of The Laws of Kings and Wars, by the greatest of the medieval Jewish scholars, Maimonides (1135-1204).  This course is open to all. No…

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