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Lehrhaus at Jewbilee at Addison-Penzack JCC

Prof. Fred Astren

Jewbilee, an annual celebration of Jewish learning, takes place Jan. 28. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. One option is to learn with Lehrhaus faculty. Learn more here.

Build Your Haus: Give to the Lehrhaus Annual Campaign

Lehrhaus Judaica is Jewish learning at its finest. Engaging, high-quality and flexible. We offer compelling opportunities for personal growth and communal engagement. Please consider making a gift today. (more…)

How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap Between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts

Thursday, January 25 – February 15 | Congregation Beth El, Berkeley

Check out the preview video to learn how Rabbi Jeremy Morrison’s course will help the Bible feel more accessible to you. Register here.

The Book of Esther

Esther’s story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. Learn more with Jehon Grist in B’nai Israel in Vallejo and Rabbi Ruth Adar at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Lehrhaus Winter Catalog Online

Catalog PDF (partial list of semester offerings)

More than 80 classes can be found here. The semester includes: Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice, How to Read the Bible, Walking in the ValleyHebrew/Yiddish, and online learning. We invite you to experience Fearless Jewish Learning.

Israel at 70 Celebration: Achievements, Challenges, and Ancient Treasures

April 9-20, 2018; Petra, Eilat Extension, April 20-25

Whether your first visit or 10th, this adventure offers you exciting new locations, fresh insights and over 3000 years of discovery, past and present. And you’ll be there to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s 70th birthday). (more…)