Professor Deena Aranoff
The Bay Area Talmud Circle
with Professor Deena Aranoff
The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. Talmud Circles meet around the Bay Area monthly on Sunday mornings for two hours. San Francisco Downtown Lunchtime Talmud meets Wednesdays at noon for an hour. This unique project is a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, hailed by TIME magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar."
Steinsaltz writes: “The Talmud is a central pillar of Jewish knowledge. It is not only important in and of itself, but it is organically connected to just about everything in the realm of Jewish knowledge, from the practical, everyday halakha to exciting and dizzying mystical notions.”
While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join. Newcomers to Talmud study should participate in “A Taste of Talmud,” please consult the print and digital catalog for locations, dates, and times.
Bay Area Community Talmud Circle students study with the Koren Talmud Bavli, Berakhot, available in various print sizes and in digital editions.
Co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica, and the Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.
ABOUT DEENA ARANOFF
Deena Aranoff is assistant professor of medieval Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She also teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism in a variety of adult education programs.
Selected Sundays: Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 3, Jan 21, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 15, & May 6
Cost: If registered by 9/25: $175;
After 9/25: $195.
Combine a Lehrhaus Judaica Bay Area Community Talmud Circle with a Lehrhaus Judaica Philosophy Circle for a bundled rate of $300.00 if register by 9/25/17.
To receive the bundled rate, contact email@example.com.
Isaacs Gallery at the Osher Marin JCC