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December 2018

Talmudic Wisdom w/R. Cohen

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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Talmudic Wisdom: Join us for a weekly class that explores key sugyot (talmudic units) that discuss major Jewish questions of practice and thought. R. Yonatan Cohen • Fridays @ 9:00 am

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Key Books in Tanach: Judges w/M. Sutton

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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Key Books in Tanach: Judges The cycle of the period of the Judges spans several hundred years from the days of Joshua to the prophet Samuel. In the absence of strong, central leadership, individuals rose up to meet the challenges facing the nation. Some of these leaders are larger than life, such as Samson and Deborah, while others' stories are less known yet compelling and thought provoking. Through learning the book of Shoftim, we will compare and contrast these diverse leaders and gain an understanding of…

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Nine Talmudic Readings by Emmanuel Levinas @ 8 pm

December 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Schweig Home, 1326 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, United States
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Nine Talmudic Readings by Emmanuel Levinas: Nine readings of the Talmud by the French Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas translate Jewish thought into the language of modern times. Here Levinas applies a hermeneutic that simultaneously allows the classic Jewish texts to shed light on contemporary problems and lets modern problems illuminate the texts. Besides being quintessential illustrations of the art of reading, the essays express the deeply ethical vision of the human condition that makes Levinas one of the most important thinkers…

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Talmudic Wisdom w/R. Cohen

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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Talmudic Wisdom: Join us for a weekly class that explores key sugyot (talmudic units) that discuss major Jewish questions of practice and thought. R. Yonatan Cohen • Fridays @ 9:00 am

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January 2019

People of the (Artists’) Book:  Creating Around the Jewish  Sacred Cycle

January 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 26, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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People of the (Artists’) Book:  Creating Around the Jewish  Sacred Cycle 7:00-9:30 PM, TUESDAYS, OCT. 23, NOV. 20, DEC. 11, JAN. 29, FEB. 26, MAR. 26 Our tradition teaches that the essence of each Jewish month can be expressed through a single corresponding biblical verse. Over the course of six monthly sessions, we will collaboratively create interactive artists’ books (i.e., handmade, multi-dimensional books) inspired by our investigation into these mysterious verses. Join Atiq (previously known as Beyond Noah’s Ark) and CBI  in learning…

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Shabbat Shalem w/Rabba Wendy Amsellem

January 25, 2019 - January 26, 2019
Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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TELLING STORIES (& STORIES THAT ARE TELLING) A SPECIAL SHABBAT SHALEM SERIES Rabba Wendy Amsellem JAN. 25-26 Wendy Amsellem teaches Talmud and Halakha at Yeshivat Maharat and is the Editor of Yeshivat Maharat’s Keren journal. She is also a faculty member at Drisha Institute and Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and she is an editor at The Lehrhaus. Wendy is the former Director of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program and she was the Rosh Kollel of the…

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February 2019

People of the (Artists’) Book:  Creating Around the Jewish  Sacred Cycle

February 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 26, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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People of the (Artists’) Book:  Creating Around the Jewish  Sacred Cycle 7:00-9:30 PM, TUESDAYS, OCT. 23, NOV. 20, DEC. 11, JAN. 29, FEB. 26, MAR. 26 Our tradition teaches that the essence of each Jewish month can be expressed through a single corresponding biblical verse. Over the course of six monthly sessions, we will collaboratively create interactive artists’ books (i.e., handmade, multi-dimensional books) inspired by our investigation into these mysterious verses. Join Atiq (previously known as Beyond Noah’s Ark) and CBI  in learning…

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March 2019

People of the (Artists’) Book:  Creating Around the Jewish  Sacred Cycle

March 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 26, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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People of the (Artists’) Book:  Creating Around the Jewish  Sacred Cycle 7:00-9:30 PM, TUESDAYS, OCT. 23, NOV. 20, DEC. 11, JAN. 29, FEB. 26, MAR. 26 Our tradition teaches that the essence of each Jewish month can be expressed through a single corresponding biblical verse. Over the course of six monthly sessions, we will collaboratively create interactive artists’ books (i.e., handmade, multi-dimensional books) inspired by our investigation into these mysterious verses. Join Atiq (previously known as Beyond Noah’s Ark) and CBI  in learning…

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Shabbat Shalem w/Dr. Miriam Udel

March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019
Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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TELLING STORIES (& STORIES THAT ARE TELLING) A SPECIAL SHABBAT SHALEM SERIES Dr. Miriam Udel MARCH 8-9 Miriam Udel is associate professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Emory University, where her teaching focuses on Yiddish language, literature, and culture. She holds an AB in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, as well as a PhD in Comparative Literature from the same institution. She is the author of Never Better! The Modern Jewish Picaresque (University of Michigan…

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April 2019

April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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TELLING STORIES (& STORIES THAT ARE TELLING) A SPECIAL SHABBAT SHALEM SERIES Rabbi Alex Israel APR. 5-6 Rabbi Alex Israel teaches Tanakh at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi, Matan, and Midreshet Lindenbaum. He is Director of Community Education, the Summer Programs, and Online Learning, at the Pardes Institute. Rabbi Israel gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and…

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