Adult Learning

Lifelong learning designed for adults

Refugee Advocacy Shabbat

In April, Rabbi Stacy Friedman, along with a group of Jewish and Muslim leaders, traveled to Greece to listen, learn and bear witness to the refugee crisis. Join us for this Shabbat service in which Rabbi Stacy will share with us the stories, impressions and lessons she took home with her.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Thursday evenings

Have you never celebrated your own bar/bat mitzvah? Is it something you thought you would get to one day? Is your child beginning the process and you would like to make the experience richer and deeper for your entire family?

Beginning Hebrew

Want to be able to read the Hebrew of the prayers you know and love? Interested in developing a foundation for interpreting our sacred texts or in reading the street signs next time you travel to Israel? This class assumes a beginner level in reading, writing and comprehension.  Alona will begin with the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and in the ten weeks work towards a reading-level of our prayerbook. 

Along the way you will also learn to decipher some Hebrew roots, deepen your knowledge of our prayers, and develop a supportive community of Hebrew language learners.

Lunchtime Talmud

Beyond the Text: Explore the background to the laws, customs and traditions of Judaism with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9 and June 6

Whether you are a seasoned student of Talmud or have never set your eyes on Hebrew or ancient Jewish texts, come explore the wisdom, nuances, and debates of the Talmud.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Lunchtime Talmud

Beyond the Text: Explore the background to the laws, customs and traditions of Judaism with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9 and June 6

Whether you are a seasoned student of Talmud or have never set your eyes on Hebrew or ancient Jewish texts, come explore the wisdom, nuances, and debates of the Talmud.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Lunchtime Talmud

Beyond the Text: Explore the background to the laws, customs and traditions of Judaism with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9 and June 6

Whether you are a seasoned student of Talmud or have never set your eyes on Hebrew or ancient Jewish texts, come explore the wisdom, nuances, and debates of the Talmud.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Lunchtime Talmud

Beyond the Text: Explore the background to the laws, customs and traditions of Judaism with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9 and June 6

Whether you are a seasoned student of Talmud or have never set your eyes on Hebrew or ancient Jewish texts, come explore the wisdom, nuances, and debates of the Talmud.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Lunchtime Talmud

Beyond the Text: Explore the background to the laws, customs and traditions of Judaism with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9 and June 6

Whether you are a seasoned student of Talmud or have never set your eyes on Hebrew or ancient Jewish texts, come explore the wisdom, nuances, and debates of the Talmud.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Lunchtime Talmud

Beyond the Text: Explore the background to the laws, customs and traditions of Judaism with Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 9 and June 6

Whether you are a seasoned student of Talmud or have never set your eyes on Hebrew or ancient Jewish texts, come explore the wisdom, nuances, and debates of the Talmud.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

 

The Return - Racial Justice Working Group

We will screen The Return, an up close and personal look at the first time in our nation’s history citizens voted to shorten the sentences of the currently incarcerated. It explores the legacy of mass incarceration and the difficulties of implementing reform - offering both a heartbreaking story of the America’s prison system, but also a story of resilience and hope.  Meets in the library on the second floor of the Osher Marin JCC.

Chevra Kadisha Fall Class

Fall Classes with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
2 sessions, 7:00-8:30 pm, Library

The Chevra opens every year with a learning series taught by rabbis from the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center that are open to the whole congregation.

  • September 13: Rabbi Jon Sommer on Spirituality and Incarceration
  • September 29: Rabbi Eric Weiss on Hospice visits​

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