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 and take a moment from your day to nourish your mind as well as your body.


Heschel and his Philosophy - Downtown Tauber

With Rabbi Bauer
Noon – 1:00 pm
October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4
Location: Conference Room, Mechanic’s Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104


Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel is one of the great mystic thinkers of the the twentieth century. In this class we will swim in the mystical imagination of Heschel using his essays as our guide. No prior knowledge of the text is necessary; just come with the willingness to open your mind to an entirely new way of viewing the world.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel is one of the most fascinating religious figures in twentieth-century American culture. Join our exploration of his philosophy and theology as we swim in mystical imagination.

Registration required. $18 members, $25 regular pricing

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The New Jewish Story - Downtown Tauber

With Rabbi Fenves
Noon – 1:00 pm
January 15, 22, 29; Febuary 5, 12, 19
Location: Conference Room, Mechanic’s Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104


The New Jewish Story There has been a recent explosion of edgy new writers like Shalom Auslander, Nicole Krauss, Nathan Englander and others who are challenging notions of American Jewish fiction. Join us as we explore this new generation of writers and discover how their short story fiction relates to bigger themes in the Jewish world and our lives today.

Registration required. $18 members, $25 regular pricing

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Kabbalah: Jewish Mystical Imagination or: What makes Religion Spiritual? - Downtown Tauber

With Rabbi Kushner
Noon – 1:00 pm
March 19; April 2, 16, 30; May 14
Location: Conference Room, Mechanic’s Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

What is Kabbalah? Is it relevant to my Judaism? Why is it dangerous? How is Jewish mysticism unique? Am I a Kabbalist? This class continues in March 2015 as a spring downtown series.

Texts:

1. The Way into Jewish Mystical Tradition, Lawrence Kushner, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001.

2. Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction, Joseph Dan, Oxford University Press, 2006.

Registration required. $18 members, $25 regular pricing

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