The lives of our forefathers, their travails, triumphs, and disappointments underpin the world’s conception of monotheism and human integrity. The exodus from Egypt and the forty year sojourn in the desert illuminate the eternal conflict between faith and egotism, corruption, debasement, and humility.  By examining the lives and deeds ofContinue Reading

During your lunch break, why not feed your soul as well as your body? Drawing inspiration from the weekly Torah portion and Jewish holidays, The Jack London Square Lunch & Learn series are relevant, insightful and a refreshing break in the midst of a fast-paced work day. This weekly study group is heldContinue Reading

For the modern Jewish woman in search of a meaningful life. Interactive study, discussion and camaraderie. Homemade pastries & tea served.  Winter Session: Overcoming Life’s Challenges with the wisdom of the Tanya (Chassidic philosophy) Thursdays 8pm at a private home. RSVP to Shulamis@Jewishoakland.org.

Delve into the depths of Chassidus, the inner secrets of Torah. This text-based class explores “Lekutei Amarim”, the first part of the Alter Rebbe’s fundamental book “Tanya.” The major theme of Tanya is the ubiquitous Identity Crisis. There are days when one indeed feels inspired by Judaism and spirituality, and there areContinue Reading

Study Judaism: Your Level, Your Turf, Your Choice So the classes are all at the wrong times. Or you feel that the material is on a higher level/lower level than you are. Or you want to study something specific. No problem! Would you like to study with Rabbi or Rebbetzin one-on-one?Continue Reading