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A Tour of Jewish History and Thought: Small Bites for Busy People


Tuesday, June 13, 7:00-9:00pm

Participants' home in Berkeley

All those who've participated in any of this year's Tour of Jewish History and Thought or Judaism for Grownups classes are invited to this gathering.


We will ... reflect on what's been most meaningful from our learning ... share feedback on this year's classes and on topics and formats for future classes ... and celebrate with wine, cheese, and desserts in a beautiful home.

HOW: To register for the celebration click email Rabbi Bridget.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered... What are the origins of the Jewish people? How much of the Bible is “true”? How did Christianity arise from Judaism? How did the diaspora -- Jewish life outside the land of Israel -- develop?


Add the Jewish mystics of the Middle Ages, the beginnings of Zionism, immigration before and after the Holocaust, and American Judaism in a world of choice — it’s quite a tour!


We’ll explore turning points in Jewish history and the big Jewish ideas that developed as responses to ultimate issues of human concern in these changing contexts. The journey will deepen our understanding of Jewish tradition, and the many ways it has been and is a powerful force for meaning, community, and purpose.


WHEN: Classes meet twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 7:00-9:00pm, November-June. There is a total of 12 sessions. and participants are welcome to come for one session, a few, or the entire series. The dates for the course are below.


HOW: The fee per session is $25.

WHO: All are welcome. Rabbi Bridget leads us in learning together in an open environment in which no assumptions are made about prior Jewish knowledge.


QUESTIONS: Contact Rabbi Bridget Wynne at or 510-410-0622.


November 29, 2016 (5th Tuesday due to Thanksgiving on the 4th Tuesday)
December 13, 2016
January 10, 2017

January 24, 2017
February 14, 2017

February 28, 2017
March 14, 2017

March 28, 2017
April 25, 2017 (the 2nd Tuesday is the first day of Passover)
May 9, 2017

May 23, 2017
June 13, 2017

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