The Bay Area Community
Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic, and welcoming community of adult students
engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is
a collaboration of Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz,
hailed by TIME magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar."
We are grateful for the partnership with the Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, the hospitality of the Jewish Community Library, and the support of the Laszlo N.
Tauber Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Fleishhacker Fund,and the students of Lehrhaus Judaica.
Roland Nikles (an active blogger, writer and attorney) of the San Francisco
Talmud Circle at the JCCSF has created a blog "Talmud Circle with Peretz
Wolf-Prusan (Lehrhaus Judaica at JCCSF)". He has annotated the first two sessions and illustrated and illuminated many points of interest.
Lehrhaus was a partner in “24×24,” a free video learning resource open to
everyone, created by The Global Day of Jewish Learning (from the Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz) with the generous
participation of world-class scholars, artists, rabbis and authors.Viewers around the world tuned in to live
broadcasts on November 14 and 15, 2015. Sessions were broadcast from both
in-person events and web-based gatherings. Each speaker brought a unique
perspective to this year’s Global Day theme of Love: Devotion, Desire and
Deception. Viewers from everywhere joined us for live online
discussions by questions of the speakers and fellow far-flung viewers.
Peretz presented “Desire: It’s Good For You! The Body, Sexuality and Fat
Rabbis in the Talmud.”