Building relationships and community through learning Spring | Summer 2018 5778 register | details at lehrhaus.org languages Modern Hebrew With Orna Morad Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills Level A Wednesdays, April 4 - August 8 7:15 - 8:30 pm | $265 / $240 members Level B Tuesdays, April 3 - June 26 | 7:30 - 8:45 pm $180 / $165 members Thursdays, April 5 - June 28 | 9:00 - 10:15 am $180 / $165 members Level C Tuesdays, April 3 - June 26 | 6:15 - 7:30 pm $180 / $165 members Level D Thursdays, April 5 - June 28 | 10:30 - 11:45 am $180 / $165 members Level D2 Wednesdays, April 4 - June 27 | 5:45 - 7:00 pm $180 / $165 members Level E Thursdays, April 5 - June 28 | 6:15 - 7:30 pm $180 / $165 members Level F Tuesdays, April 3 - June 26 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm $180 / $165 members Advanced Conversational Hebrew Thursdays, April 5 - June 28 7:30 - 8:45 pm $180 / $165 members Intermediate Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 2A (Online option/several sessions recording only) Jehon Grist, Ph.D. This course covers the more complex features of the language commonly found in biblical and siddur (prayerbook) texts. We will continue to introduce features of the verbal system and new grammatical components. Sundays, April 22 - June 3 | 3:00 - 4:25 pm $110 / $95 members / $85 seniors and students Lehrhaus Judaica, Albany Intermediate/Advanced Biblical Hebrew 2D (Online option/several sessions recording only) Jehon Grist, Ph.D. We will complete our overview of the Hebrew verb system, and continue to build biblical text translation and analysis skills. We will also translate sample texts from the Hebrew Bible. Sundays, April 22 - June 3 4:35 - 6:00 pm $110 / $95 members $85seniorsandstudents Lehrhaus Judaica, Albany Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Ancient Israel’s “Egyptian” Tribe: The Levites (Onlineoption/severalsessionsrecordingonly) Jehon Grist, Ph.D. Blending elements from Richard Elliott Friedman’s new bestseller, The Exodus and other sources, we will explore the historical, archaeological and textual evi- dence suggesting a special connection between Egypt and the tribe of Levi. Sundays, April 22 - June 3 6:05 - 7:30 pm $110 / $95 members / $85 seniors and students Lehrhaus Judaica, Albany Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew Tikva Farber Students study classical Hebrew language from selected prayers; learn root words and their various applications; and gain a deeper understanding of prayerbook Hebrew. Tuesdays, April 10 - June 12 12:00 - 1:00 pm | $175 / $160 members Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew Tikva Farber Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods are used to reach the goal of speaking Hebrew as it is spoken in modern Israel. Fridays, April 13 - June 8 12:00 - 1:30 pm | $145 / $130 members Lerman Law, San Rafael Intermediate Yiddish Ken Blady This is a continuation class that started meeting in 2012 at the beginning level. New students must have some back- ground in Yiddish, including knowledge of the alef beis, or done previous coursework in the Yiddish language. Wednesdays, April 18 - June 20 7:00 - 8:30 pm | $175 / $160 members JCC East Bay, Berkeley Lehrhaus Online Courses Enjoy your course live in the class- room, live online, or anytime via full video recording, all at no extra cost. So learn yourway. register | details at lehrhaus.org Historic Jewish Communities of Portugal and Catalonia: Endurance, Resilience and Identity Lisbon • Coimbra • Tomar • Sintra • Barcelona • Girona • Figueres • Besalú October 25 - November 4, 2018 Explore the Golden Age of Spain, including the poets, philosophers, and mystics. Learn about the impact of the Inquisition on Iberian Jewry and the creation of the Sephardic diaspora. In Portugal, visit Tomar, where the myth of the Marrano was canonized and “Jewish blood” became illegal, and Lisbon, where many thousands of Jews escaped Nazi persecution. In Girona, sit in the courtyard of the Ramban and Kabbalists, and in Besalú, step down to a 12th-century mikveh. We will also visit other ancient sites and celebrate Shabbat with Jewish communities. Tour scholar: Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Tour director: Ariel Goldstein Contact Ariel for more details at (510) 833-5854 or ariel@tiyuljewishjourneys.com. Crossroads of Four Cultures: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovena Fully Subscribed August 17-29, optional pre-tour extension to Vienna, August 15-17 Immerse yourself in the compelling history and scenic beauty of the Western Balkans — where Jews co-existed with Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Muslims for almost half a millennium. Fred Rosenbaum is the traveling scholar. Special thanks to the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund of the JCF, Koret Foundation, and our generoussupportersfortheircommitment to Lehrhaus Judaica. NON-PROFIT ORG U . S . P O S T A G E P A I D PERMI T NO. 1353 O A K L A N D , C A Lehrhaus Judaica P. O . B o x 6 7 18 Albany, CA 94706 Orna Morad Jehon Grist “Ken is an amazing teacher -- extremely knowledgeable, funny, and sincere in his desire to keep his first language alive.” — Yiddish student