"The Talmud's Greatest Hits" is our newest mini-course in the OFJCC and BINA adult learning series called "Judaism: The New Basics."
This mini-course will consist of four sessions. Participants are welcome to sign up for any individual session, or to sign up for all four sessions in the mini-course.
Each class costs $18; the whole course costs $60.
The Talmud is one of the most important texts on the Jewish bookshelf. It is an anthology of conversations that have, over time, created the basis for living a Jewish life. As in any conversation, there are many stories told. This course aims to retell some of the most famous of these Talmudic stories.
This course is a great entry to Talmud for anyone who has never learned Talmud before. In taking this course, participants will become familiar with the Talmud's "greatest hits," and will have a better sense of the language, characters, and objective of the Talmud.
Participants are welcome to attend any individual class or to enroll in the entire course for a discounted rate. To register for all four classes click here. Registration for individual classes is available via the links below.
The March 11 class will be taught by Jake Marmer, a poet, performer and educator. His poetry collection, The Neighbor Out of Sound was published by Sheep Meadow Press in October 2018. He is also the author of Jazz Talmud (Sheep Meadow, 2012), and his klez-jazz-poetry record Hermeneutic Stomp was released by Blue Fringe Music in 2013.
Jake is the poetry critic for Tablet Magazine. Born in the provincial steppes of Ukraine, in a city that was renamed four times in the past 100 years, Jake considers himself a New Yorker, even though he lives in the Bay Area.
Jake will teach the famous Talmudic Story, "Four Who Entered Pardes."
Wednesday, February 26 | The Teacher Gets Fired | Zoe Jick
Wednesday, March 4 | Were There Women In The Talmud? | Tova Birnbaum
Wednesday, March 11 | Only One Came Out Alive | Jake Marmer
Wednesday, March 18 | God Isn't In Charge Anymore | Dan Libenson
Wednesday, March 11
Golda Meir Meeting Room (Building G) G-100
$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]
This program is offered through a partnership between the Oshman Family JCC and BINA, an Israeli nonprofit that combines Jewish learning, social action and community building. BINA’s international programs include opportunities to live, study, explore, teach and volunteer in Israel. To sign up for updates directly from BINA, click here.