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Supported by The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, The Koret Foundation, the Estate of Mort Fleishhacker, and the students of Lehrhaus Judaica

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


It is with great joy that we announce that the 2018 – 2019 Bay Area Community Talmud Circle begins anew!

If you are joining us this year, welcome, and please read this and the next post for details about our continuing study and the special Introduction to Talmud Study Tutorials for new students.

Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Rabbi Dorothy Richman leads our Berkeley Talmud Circle at the JCCEB.

Dr. Deena Aronoff

Dr. Deena Aranoff leads our Marin Talmud Circle at the OMJCC.

Rabbi Jennifer Clayman

Rabbi Jennifer 
Clayman, Los Gatos, returns for another season of teaching.  

Abra Greenspan is the project manager of the Talmud Circles, keeping all the circles turning smoothly and is here to help you.  Lehrhaus is very grateful to the Fleishhacker Family for their continued support of Abra's vital work.  You can reach her at

To join a Talmud Circle CLICK HERE

We will begin with Ta'anit Koren Talmud Bavli.  

A final personal note.  As I prepare for my Santa Rosa, Palo Alto and San Francisco Circles, I am reflecting on what we read in Berakhot 17a.  

Rabbi Ami would say to his students when they left him:

 “May you see your world fulfilled in your lifetime . . . may your mind perceive wisdom . . . may you speak words of wisdom . . . and may your eyes shine with the light of Torah.”  

This is our wish for you and all of us as we begin anew.