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Ron Reissberg: People of the Book, but What Book? The Confrontation Between Torah and Talmud

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3 sessions Apparently uncomfortable with various portions of the Torah, the rabbis provide interpretations that tend to neutralize the troubling aspects of those texts.  In this class, we will engage in close readings of texts from the Torah and corresponding...

Free
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Michael Krasny: Jewish American Fiction (Virtual on Zoom)

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We will explore, via lecture and discussion, stories written by major Jewish American authors of the post-World War II period.  What does their fiction reveal to us about major motifs of Jewish identity and Jewish values and why is their...

Free
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Yosef Rosen: The Tree of Life: Making Kabbalistic Diagrams (Virtual on Zoom)

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Learn about the aesthetic-theology of kabbalistic diagrams—full of trees, circles, spirals, lines, and letters—and use these as models to map your own relation to that which is essential but intangible (what might be called spirit, soul, or the divine). Our...

Free

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Bonnie Weiss: Word Wizards:  Broadway’s Legendary Jewish Lyricists (Virtual on Zoom)

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Explore the cultural, social, and economic forces that led to a remarkable phenomenon:  although the Jewish population in America has rarely exceeded 2%, over 80% of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley songwriters have been Jewish. How are Jewish religion and...

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Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

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The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

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Yosef Rosen: The Tree of Life: Making Kabbalistic Diagrams (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Learn about the aesthetic-theology of kabbalistic diagrams—full of trees, circles, spirals, lines, and letters—and use these as models to map your own relation to that which is essential but intangible (what might be called spirit, soul, or the divine). Our...

Free
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Bonnie Weiss: Word Wizards:  Broadway’s Legendary Jewish Lyricists (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Explore the cultural, social, and economic forces that led to a remarkable phenomenon:  although the Jewish population in America has rarely exceeded 2%, over 80% of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley songwriters have been Jewish. How are Jewish religion and...

Free
Pacific Time Virtual Program

Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

Free
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We Were Here: HIV-AIDS, the Bay Area and the Jewish Community (Virtual on Zoom)

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In partnership with Sha’ar Zahav and A Wider Bridge On the 35th anniversary of the launching of the AIDS Quilt and Names Project, the quilt’s largest display ever will take place in Golden Gate Park on June 11 and 12...

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Bonnie Weiss: Word Wizards:  Broadway’s Legendary Jewish Lyricists (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Explore the cultural, social, and economic forces that led to a remarkable phenomenon:  although the Jewish population in America has rarely exceeded 2%, over 80% of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley songwriters have been Jewish. How are Jewish religion and...

Free
Pacific Time Virtual Program

Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

Free
Pacific Time Virtual Program

Bonnie Weiss: Word Wizards:  Broadway’s Legendary Jewish Lyricists (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Explore the cultural, social, and economic forces that led to a remarkable phenomenon:  although the Jewish population in America has rarely exceeded 2%, over 80% of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley songwriters have been Jewish. How are Jewish religion and...

Free