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    Introduction to Jewish Learning | Four-Class Series

    When: Wednesday, 9/18/2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Session dates: Wednesdays, 9/11/2019 - 10/2/2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Marcia & John Goldman Teen Center, Room (Bldg M) -121

    Judaism: The New Basics, our exciting project with Bina: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, continues with a four-part series during the month of Elul—Introduction to Jewish Learning.

    During the month leading up to the High Holidays, this series will provide a four-part introduction to Jewish text study, using Yom Kippur as a case study. We will trace Yom Kippur's roots in the Torah, then we will see how these ideas evolve in the Mishnah, the Talmud and later writings. 

    This is an opportunity to get to know the most important Jewish texts. If you have always wondered what the Talmud is, how the Torah and Talmud are related and how Judaism uses these ideas to create its way of life—well, this is the class for you!

    No background in Jewish learning needed.

    This class will meet on Wednesdays from 7:30–9:00 PM in the Teen Center.

    Participants are welcome to attend any individual class or to enroll in the entire course for a discounted rate. Register on this page for all four classes; click the links below to register for individual classes.


    Wednesdays, September 11–October 2
    7:30–9:00 PM
    Goldman Teen Center, Room M-121
    $50 for all classes | $18 per class General Public | $15 per class Members and J-Pass holders
    Scholarship support is available
    Contact: Zoe Jick | (650) 223-8756 | [email protected]

    In partnership with BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    About BINA: 
    BINA combines Jewish learning, social action and community building, through cultural, social and educational programs that reach over 50,000 Israelis and Jews from all over the world every year. BINA strives to strengthen Israel as a democratic pluralistic society, to reinvigorate Jewish culture, and to express the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam ("repair of the world"). BINA emphasizes Jewish learning that leads to social action.

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