New Lehrhaus

Inspired by Franz Rosenzweig’s “Free Jewish Lehrhaus,” established in Frankfurt in 1920, New Lehrhaus is the modern-day hub for adult Jewish learning in the Bay Area.

  • Classes
  • Jewish Life

New Lehrhaus is the Bay Area’s non-denominational adult Jewish learning institution dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry, contemporary relevance and cultural and religious pluralism. New Lehrhaus brings students and teachers together in dialogue to explore Jewish sources, traditions, and arts, sustaining and enriching the vibrant spirit of Jewish civilization.

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Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan: San Francisco Community Talmud Circle

Nine Sunday mornings: 10/15, 11/19, 12/10, 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/14, 5/19 and 6/9

Offered in person at the JCCSF or via Zoom // Program Fee: $216


Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan – Readings from the Zohar: Commentary on the Weekly Torah Portion

Fridays, October – May, Noon – 1:00 pm // via Zoom


Rabbi Judy Shanks: Yes, I Want to be a Mensch!

Wednesdays, 11/29 & 12/6, 7:00 – 8:30 pm // Hybrid, in partnership with and at BASE-Bay


Rabbi Tsipora Gabai & Jim Mavrikios: Mor-anukkah, Moroccan-themed Hanukkah Dinner Party

Thursday, 12/7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm // In person at program partner Urban Adamah


Fiddler on the Roof Singalong with Chinese Dinner Buffet

Monday, 12/25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm // In person at UC Berkeley Hillel


Visit to see their ever-expanding offering of programs, classes, lectures and workshops.

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