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September 2020

Zohar in Aramaic – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020 thru Monday, May 31, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Educator: Daniel Matt
$194.4 – $324

In this course, we will read and discuss the Zohar’s commentary on the Torah portion Yitro, which features the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. We will study the Zohar in the original Aramaic alongside a Hebrew translation and Daniel Matt’s annotated English translation (The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 4). The Aramaic and Hebrew text will be provided; students are expected to obtain a copy of the English translation.   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on…

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Marin Talmud Circle – Fall 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020 thru Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
$216 – $360

We began our study of Ta’anit in a time of drought and have continued through our current pandemic. This tractate begins with the practices and themes of fast days, covering both communal fasts and private and individual fasts. The fasts were often responses to drought and pestilence. It has been an astonishingly relevant study. 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…

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Palo Alto Talmud Circle – Fall 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020 thru Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
$216 – $360

We began our study of Ta’anit in a time of drought and have continued through our current pandemic. This tractate begins with the practices and themes of fast days, covering both communal fasts and private and individual fasts. The fasts were often responses to drought and pestilence. It has been an astonishingly relevant study. 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…

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Berkeley Talmud Circle – Fall 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020 thru Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
$216 – $360

We began our study of Ta’anit in a time of drought and have continued through our current pandemic. This tractate begins with the practices and themes of fast days, covering both communal fasts and private and individual fasts. The fasts were often responses to drought and pestilence. It has been an astonishingly relevant study. 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…

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San Francisco / Santa Rosa Talmud Circle – Fall 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020 thru Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
$216 – $360

We began our study of Ta’anit in a time of drought and have continued through our current pandemic. This tractate begins with the practices and themes of fast days, covering both communal fasts and private and individual fasts. The fasts were often responses to drought and pestilence. It has been an astonishingly relevant study. 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…

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Modern Hebrew Level A – Fall 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020 thru Monday, November 23, 2020
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$180 – $300

Learn Hebrew from scratch! This course is designed for the complete beginner. Start to develop your Hebrew reading, writing, and speaking skills. We will focus on learning the alphabet and developing basic spoken and written vocabulary. A placement assessment is available upon request via email. These classes will take place on zoom.     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing…

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Advanced Modern Hebrew: Master Verb Groups – Fall 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020 thru Monday, November 23, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$180 – $300

In this course, students will focus on learning the seven verb groups of the Hebrew language as well as their application in conversation and writing. We will practice using these verb groups in the past, present, and future tenses and we will continue to expand our vocabularies through class discussions and reading for accuracy and fluency. Our textbook will be Hebrew from Scratch part two. A placement assessment is available upon request via email. These classes will take place on…

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Modern Hebrew Level F – Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 thru Tuesday, December 15, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$216 – $360

This course will focus on the book “Ivrit B’Shnaim” (Hebrew Take 2). In this course, students will be encouraged to develop their conversational skills by bringing current events and good news to discuss in class. We will review the future tense and all the propositions and the students will be encouraged to speak in Hebrew during class and beyond.   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings.…

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Modern Hebrew Intermediate: Back to the Future Tense – Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 thru Tuesday, November 24, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$198 – $330

In this course, we will continue to develop Hebrew proficiency by learning vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. We will engage in conversations and discussions to improve fluency and reading. Our textbook is Hebrew From Scratch Part Two. In class we will practice the use of various verbs and infinitives in the future tense and we will develop our vocabulary of nouns in all forms. We will also focus on using adjectives and infinitives in sentences and will begin to explore…

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Modern Hebrew Level C – Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 thru Tuesday, December 15, 2020
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$216 – $360

This course will focus on enriching our vocabulary and strengthening our ability to speak. We will focus on the second half of Hebrew from Scratch Part 1 and begin Part 2 . Students will learn the future tense and class time will include celebrating of Jewish holidays, learning songs and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!). Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a…

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Lunchtime Talmud – Fall 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 thru Sunday, June 6, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
$216 – $360

We began our study of Ta’anit in a time of drought and have continued through our current pandemic. This tractate begins with the practices and themes of fast days, covering both communal fasts and private and individual fasts. The fasts were often responses to drought and pestilence. It has been an astonishingly relevant study. 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…

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Return: A Four Part Journey – High Holidays 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 thru Monday, September 28, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Free

In this four-part series, led by Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, CEO of HaMaqom, an ordained rabbi, and Ph.D. in Religious Studies. Together, we will gather together online to reflect on the closing of the Jewish year and prepare for the year that is coming. Through music, silence, and learning, participants are invited to pause, reflect, and open themselves up to the transformative potential of this season of returning. Wed. 9/16 - The Beloved: Preparations Sat. 9/19 (Rosh Hashanah) - The Coronation:…

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Modern Hebrew Level B Plus – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

This course will focus on developing Hebrew vocabulary and we will use the book Hebrew from Scratch Part 1. We will continue to learn the present and past tenses. We will celebrate the upcoming holidays in Hebrew and will explore Israeli culture. Please contact Orna at ornamorad1@gmail.com to find out if this is the right level for you.   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We…

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Modern Hebrew Level D – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

In this course, we will focus on vocabulary enrichment and strengthening our ability to speak. Our textbook will be Hebrew from Scratch Part 2. Students will learn the future tense and class time will include celebratingJewish holidays, learning songs, and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!).   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not…

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Modern Hebrew Level D: Master the Verbs in the Present Tense – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 3, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$198 – $330

In this course, we will continue to develop Hebrew proficiency by learning vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. We will engage in conversations and dialogues as a class and will use Hebrew From Scratch Part One textbook. In class, we will practice the use of various verbs and infinitives in the present tense and we will develop our vocabulary of nouns in all forms. We will also focus on using adjectives and infinitives in sentences and will begin to explore correct…

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Modern Hebrew Level E – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

In this course, we will strengthen vocabulary, reading, and conversational skills. Our textbook will be Hebrew from Scratch Part 2 and we will also practice our reading using articles from various newspapers in easy Hebrew. Class time will include celebrating Jewish holidays, learning songs, and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!).     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing structure…

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

This course is taught in Hebrew and students will bring current events or good news to talk about and discuss. We will read articles that will help us practice conjugation and enrich our vocabulary. We will learn poems, sing songs, read stories, and have discussions in Hebrew.     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost…

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