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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...

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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)

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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...

Free
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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,...

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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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew B (Virtual on Zoom)

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This course covers additional features of Hebrew commonly found in Biblical and Siddur (prayerbook) texts, using the text Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way. We will introduce more of the verbal system and new grammatical components, including the present and past...

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Intermediate Biblical/Prayerbook Hebrew, Level E

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We will complete our overview of the Hebrew verb system, and continue to build Biblical text translation and analysis skills, using Bibleworks software in class. We will also translate sample texts from the Hebrew Bible. Students who complete this course...

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Reading Biblical Hebrew: Abimelech–Biblical Bad Boy (Virtual on Zoom)

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Abimelech in the Book of Judges is a true (if illegitimate) son of the legendary Gideon: clever, murderous, and vengeful. Although he ultimately lacks his father’s good luck, he packs more back-stabbing punch in his brief career than most any...

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Ken Blady: Yiddish from Scratch (Virtual on Zoom)

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In partnership with KlezCalifornia Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimishe atmosphere. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form sentences for...

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