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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Show map JCC East Bay, Berkeley Site 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Rachel WhittomEmail:

Fees: $175 before Sept 25 / $195 after Sept 25
Sign up for any two full-year text circles (Bible, Talmud, Zohar, Heschel) for $300 by Sept 25. To receive bundled rate, contact

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The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. 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 Talmus 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 the two-part preliminary series, "A Taste of Talmud". Bay Area Community Talmud Circle study with the Koren Talmud Bavl, Berakhot, available in various print sizes and in digital editions. 

Instructor Bio: Rabbi Dorothy Richman teaches Torah throughout the Bay Area. Formally the rabbi at congregations Shaar Zahav and Beth Shalom in San Francisco, Dorothy also worked for several years at Berkeley Hillel. She is active in Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.