Downtown Tauber
Congregation Emanu-El in Collaboration with the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Relations Council

Our Tauber noon-time lunch and learn series offers dynamic study opportunities in the middle of a work day. Join the Emanu-El Clergy at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on 736 Mission Street and take a moment from your day to nourish your mind as well as your body.

iEngage: The Engaging Israel Project

With Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Tuesdays from noon – 1:00 pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25 
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The goal of the iEngage Project is to respond to growing feelings of disenchantment and disinterest toward Israel among an ever-increasing number of Jews worldwide by creating a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. Join the Emanu-El Clergy in text study and discussion around ideas for this new narrative.

Spring Downtown Tauber classes will continue at the Contemporary Jewish Museum with Part II and Part III of the iEngage Project curriculum. Students can enter the series at the beginning of any of the three trimesters.

Winter Trimester: Power and Morality - January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25
Spring Trimester: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6, 13, 20

Please note that for all three trimesters the same Downtown Tauber iEngage class will be presented on Thursday evenings at Congregation Emanu-El as a Tauber Ikarim class.

$25/Contemporary Jewish Museum members per trimester. Non members: $100/first trimester (includes Museum membership) $25/ any additional trimester.

If you are a member of the Contemporary Jewish Museum please register by calling 415.655.7881 during Museum hours. Please know that the Museum is closed on Wednesdays. 

Register today for the Spring Trimester

Tales of the Hasidim - Spring

With Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner at the Mechanic's Institute 
Thursdays, noon – 1:00 pm - Starting March 13, 2014

 Class dates: March 13, 27; April 10, 24; May 8, 22

Every great spiritual re-awakening begins with a resurgence of narrative as a literary art form. Indeed, that's what all holy books effectively are: stories. As a young scholar, Martin Buber collected and arranged these short, sometimes miraculous, zen-like, always profound and instructive stories the early Hasidim* told about their spiritual leaders or "rebbes." Criticized for being "more Buber than Hasidism," his two volume English classic is nothing less than a roadmap of the Jewish soul. Over the year, the class will read them all and learn how to tell stories about our own yearnings. 

This class is a continutation of the fall and winter course, new and contintuing students are welcome.
Location: The Conference room in the Mechanic's Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104


 Space is limited. Drop-ins are welcome. 

*They are not to be confused with their contemporary Brooklyn descendants.


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