Jewish texts deal with significant questions about the meaning of life, from the theological and the philosophical to the legal and practical, guiding not just how we look at the world, but how we live in the world. Classes are offered most days of the week, many taught by Rabbi Cohen, several others led by community members.


PLEASE NOTE: all classes at CBI will be held online via Zoom.  If you haven’t received the  Zoom link and password, please contact the CBI office at office@cbiberkeley.org


Classes:

PLEASE NOTE: all classes at CBI will be held online via Zoom.  If you haven’t received the  Zoom link and password, please contact the CBI office at office@cbiberkeley.org

All previous CBI class recordings are here

Monday // 12PM // via Zoom
Key Books in Tanakh: Book of Kings
With M. Victoria Sutton

The Book of Kings opens with David’s succession by Solomon and the building of the Temple. The deterioration of the monarchy, through splits in the kingdom and less than noble kings, culminates in the destruction of Solomon’s Temple at the book’s close. 

Tuesdays // 1PM // in person @ CBI 
CBI’s Mah Jongg group meets weekly and is open to players that know how to play and already have their National Mah Jongg Play Card. To join, please be in touch with Marti Zedeck.

Tuesdays // 8:30PM // Nov. 9, 16, 23// Via Zoom
Fractious Brothers, Predestined Children, Defiant Daughters: Reflections On, Reflections From, the Biblical Family
with Judy Klitsner
In each section of this three-part series, we will shed a spotlight on a specific type within the biblical family: from the strife-ridden, often violent, brothers of Genesis; to the seemingly pre-programmed children of the Bible’s long genealogical lists; to the conscience-driven “daughters” of the desert who provide heroic moral leadership. Throughout our explorations we will consider the relevance of these biblical types to the modern human condition.

Wednesdays // 9PM – 9:30PM // via Zoom
Late Night Stories & Poems 
R. Yonatan Cohen
Join us for a late night opportunity to learn rabbinic tales and contemporary stories, and/or enjoy liturgical poems and modern songs.

Fridays // 9AM // via Zoom
Talmudic Wisdom
R. Yonatan Cohen

Join us for a weekly class on Tractate Chagigah that explores major Jewish questions of practice and thought.  We’re in the midst of Chapter Three.