A bird’s eye view of current offerings. Click the course title to read the full description and to register. (All programs are virtual on Zoom unless otherwise noted. In-person programs require proof of Covid vaccination and facemasks.)

One-Session Programs

David Biale—What Really Happened on Hanukkah?  In partnership with Osher Marin JCC (Hybrid at OMJCC and on Zoom) and Temple Sinai
Thursday, 12/15 @ 7-8:30pm; FREE

Fiddler on the Roof Singalong with Chinese Dinner Buffet In person only at Berkeley Hillel. In partnership with KlezCalifornia.
Sunday, December 25 @ 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Berkeley Hillel, 2736 Bancroft Way; $24

Prof. Steve Whitfield: Jewish Attorneys Against Jim Crow In Partnership with Brandeis University Alumni Network
Sunday, January 22 @ 3:00 pm; $12

Prof. Sarah Abrevaya Stein: Birds of a Feather: Sephardic Jews and the Exotic Birds’ Feathers Craze in Pre-WWI Europe In partnership with Jimena
Wednesday, January 25 @ 7-8:30pm; $12

Prof. Bruce Phillips, Rabbi Steve Chester, Robin Mencher: Poverty in the Bay Area Jewish Community  In partnership with JFCS-East Bay and Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
Wednesday, February 8 @ 7-8:30pm; FREE

Roslyn Sholin: The Museum of You
Wednesday, February 22 @ 7-8:30pm; $12

Multi-session Programs

Honey Meir-Levi—Aging with Intention In partnership with Kol Emeth and Sha’ar Zahav
4 sessions: Tuesdays, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29 & 12/13 @ 7-8:30pm; $12/session

Time to Cancel “Cancel Culture”?
3 sessions, Wednesdays, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 @ 7-8:30pm; $12/session

Howard Simon: Violence and Non-Violence in Jewish Tradition: Between Buber and Gandhi
4 sessions: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2 @ 7-8:30pm

Vanessa Paloma Elbaz, Alma Heckman, Yoel Kahn, Sarah Levin—The Jews of Morocco In partnership with Congregation Beth El, Berkeley (Some sessions hybrid at Beth El, others on Zoom only)
Tuesdays, 1/17, 2/5, 2/7, 2/14 @ 7-8:30pm, and Sunday, 2/5 @ 1-2:30pm; $12/session

Naomi Seidman, Alisa Solomon, Bonnie Weiss—The Fiddler Phenomenon
Wednesdays, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15 & 3/1 @ 7-8:30pm (except 2/15 @ 5-6:30pm)

Stewart Florsheim—Poems on Paintings: A Workshop Using One Art to Explore Another In partnership with Temple Sinai, in person or on Zoom
4 sessions, Tuesdays, 2/28, 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28 @ 6:30-8pm; $12/session

Noam Zion—Sanctified Sex: Sacred Marital Intimacy in the Classical and Contemporary Rabbinic World
3 sessions, Sundays, March 12, 19, 26 @ 11am-12:15pm; $12/session

Talmud Circles

Peretz Wolf-Prusan—Lunchtime Talmud Circle
17 one-hour sessions on Wednesdays: 9/14, 9/28, 10/13, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, & 6/7; $216

Peretz Wolf-Prusan—Palo Alto Community Talmud Circle (In person or Zoom)
9 two-hour sessions on Sundays: 10/9, 11/13, 12/4, 1/22, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16, 5/21 & 6/4; $216

Deena Aranoff—Marin Community Talmud Circle (In person or Zoom)
9 two-hour sessions on Sundays: 10/30, 11/13, 12/11, 1/22, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16, 5/21, 6/4; $216

Dorothy Richman—Berkeley Community Talmud Circle (In person or Zoom)
9 two-hour sessions on Sundays: 10/23, 11/6, 12/4, 1/29, 2/12, 3/19, 4/23, 5/7 and 6/4; $216

Peretz Wolf-Prusan—San Francisco Community Talmud Circle (In person or Zoom)
9 two-hour sessions on Sundays: 11/6, 11/20, 12/11, 1/29, 2/26, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7 & 6/4; $216

Languages

Ken Blady—Yiddish from Scratch
8 sessions, Tuesdays, 9/13, 9/20, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6 @ 4-5:30pm; $12/session

Jehon Grist—Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1
8 sessions, Sundays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 and 3/19 @ 2-3:50pm; $12/session

Jehon Grist—Intermediate Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 4
8 sessions, Sundays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 and 3/19 @4-5:20pm; $12/session

Jehon Grist—Reading the Bible: The Four-Horned Altar—Searching for Its Meaning and Origin
8 sessions, Sundays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 and 3/19 @5:30-6:50pm; $12/session

Ken Blady—Yiddish from Scratch
8 sessions, Tuesdays, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/14 and 3/21 @ 4-5:30pm; $12/session

Ken Blady—Yiddish 2—Lernen Yiddish
8 sessions, Mondays, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/13 and 3/20 @ 4-5:30pm; $12/session