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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.

Explore Upcoming Events

4 sessions starting January 18, 2023 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm (February 15 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm) Naomi Seidman, Alisa Solomon, Bonnie Weiss – The Fiddler Phenomenon

January 22, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm Prof. Steve Whitfield: Jewish Attorneys Against Jim Crow In Partnership with Brandeis University Alumni Network

January 25, 2023 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm Prof. Sarah Abrevaya Stein: Birds of a Feather: Sephardic Jews and the Exotic Birds’ Feathers Craze in Pre-WWI Europe In partnership with Jimena


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

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