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    The Books | Five-Class Series

    Part II of "Judaism: The New Basics"

    When: Wednesdays, March 6 & March 13; Tuesday, March 19; Wednesdays, March 27 & April 3

    Session dates: Wednesdays, 3/6/2019 - 4/3/2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    "Judaism: The New Basics" will provide a textual exploration of some of the basic concepts that form the Jewish worldview. This course serves as an introduction to Jewish ideas for those who are new to Jewish learning. For those of you already experienced with Jewish learning, the course's focus on text should provide a deeper investigation into some of these familiar ideas. No background necessary; curiosity required. 

    Who needs a refresher on The Torah?! As a celebration of 929's finishing its cycle of learning Torah, we are offering a Torah crash course. Each week, we will cover one book of the Torah. Come learn or relearn the Torah's famous stories, general themes, particular history, wonderful poetics and essential ideas that form the core of the Jewish narrative. 

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

    March 6: Genesis
    March 13: Exodus
    March 19: Leviticus
    March 27: Numbers
    April 3: Deuteronomy

    The course is facilitated by Zoe Jick and Tova Birnbaum of the OFJCC Jewish Content Department, as well as other representatives from 929, BINA, and Lehrhaus Judaica. Please check each individual class to see who is teaching.

    Part One of "Judaism: The New Basics" will focus on 'The People' and will be held Wednesdays, February 6–27. Click here for details.

    In Part Three, the spotlight will be on 'The Life.' The class will be held Wednesdays, May 8–29. Click here for details.


    March 6 & 13 (Wednesdays) | Tuesday, March 19 (Week of Purim) | Wednesdays, March 27 & April 3
    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]


    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.

    In collaboration with with BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, 929 and the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC     OFJCC Palo Alto JCC   OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

     Co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica


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