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.

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A group sits around a table reading and discussing the Torah.

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

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan: What REALLY Happened on Tish’ah Be-Av
Sunday, August 11 @ 7–8:30pm

Prof. Naomi Seidman—Tu be’Av: The Little-known Jewish Summer of Love

In-person only at Beer Baron in Rockridge, part of “Lehrhaus Alehouse” – first drink on us!
Sunday, August 18 @ 3–4:30pm


Jews and Revolution

Prof. Jeremy Popkin: The French Revolution: Was It Good for the Jews?

Sunday, July 14 // 3:00 – 4:30 pm // Zoom


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

Hands of Sofer writes a sefer Torah. In the Torah's 613 commandments, the second to last is that every Jew should write a Sefer Torah in their lifetime.