Wednesday, December 11, 2019


2 am
1 event

Samuel I and II

Location: Community House

From: Wednesdays: September 4, 2019-June 17, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm

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Taught by Cantor Suzanne Skloot

Explore the text of Samuel I and II. Together we will look at and compare the translations of the Jewish Publication Society and the more recent translation by UC Berkeley professor Robert Alter, and learn why Alter believes that the character of David is the finest portrayal of a human life from antiquity. Our discussions will work to understand the agendas of the original authors and their subsequent editors.

Join anytime! No regiration required.

 

8 am
1 event

Bible and Bagels 

From: Wednesdays: September 11, 2019-June 17, 2020, 8:15-9:15 am

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Join us as we continue our journey through the Torah, reading a chapter a week. We will pick up where we left off with the Book of Kings, but participation is encouraged at any time.

 

10 am
2 events

Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew

Location: Community House

From: Wednesdays, October 30 – December 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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Taught by Jewish Educator Michal Nachmany

Would you like to better read and understand Hebrew used during Shabbat or the High Holy Days? In this class, we will go over basic prayers and develop an understanding of key words in liturgy. Morning and evening classes offered. Members: $125; Non-Members: $175

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Jewish Hidden Figures: Overlooked and Underestimated Personalities in the Bible

Location: Community House

From: October 23 - December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Taught by Award-Winning Poet Jessica Greenbaum

This class will take a closer look at some singular Biblical characters, including the daughters of Zelophehad (unique in Torah for fighting for their inheritance), the artisan Betzalel, and the better-known Ruth, Jonah, and the nameless wife of Lot. These characters’ complexities offer depths of renewed recognition when read in the context of our own study, scholarly comments, and contemporary poems. The last half hour of class will be set aside as an optional time for reading poems written by participants in response to our discussions. No prior poetry or Judaic knowledge required.

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12 pm
1 event

Weekly Torah Study with Central Clergy

Location: Community House

From: Wednesdays: September 4, 2019-June 17, 2020, 12:00-1:15 pm

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Taught by Central’s Rabbi Mo Salth

This class explores the weekly Torah portion from ancient and modern perspectives.

Join anytime! No registration required.