Tauber Jewish Studies Program 2012–2013/5773

...a conversation across time.

The Tauber Program offers a joyful, collaborative environment for adult learners who wish to develop authentic knowledge of Jewish ideas and texts that are genuinely relevant to their lives.

Tauber Yesod: The Two Year Core Program

Yesod (which means “foundation”) is the centerpiece of the Tauber program. This two year curriculum is designed to impart knowledge of the central Jewish texts, thinkers, and ideas. Each trimester consists of eight sessions. Classes are in English, taught in an interactive style by Bay Area scholars. Combining lectures with hevruta (traditional partner study), Yesod creates a true community of learners.

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Tauber Ikarim (Electives)

Ikarim (Electives) are eight-week classes on topics in Jewish history, thought, and Bible. The classes are taught by guest faculty and Emanu-El clergy and staff. These classes are for those students who want to study a particular subject or Jewish thinker in depth, as well as for students who have completed the Yesod two-year core study program.

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Downtown Tauber

Our Tauber noon-time lunch and learn series offers dynamic study opportunities in the middle of a work day.  Located in the financial district, this three trimester series taught by Emanu-El Clergy will be sure to inspire and engage the most inquiring mind.  Join the Clergy for lunch and take a moment from your day to nourish your mind as well as your body.  Downtown Tauber is open to everyone in the congregation! Space is very limited.

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The Tauber Jewish Studies Program is made possible by The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, reflecting the dynamic, generous, and enduring spirit of Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber.  

A program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning.


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