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Jewish Studies

The Program of Jewish Studies is generously sponsored by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.
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Our Jewish Studies classes inspire learners from all knowledge levels and backgrounds looking to add meaning and purpose to their everyday lives. We offer classes with master teachers to help you gain a better understanding of ancient texts or today’s headlines, with classes in Torah and Talmud, Jewish Film and History, Archaeology and current events. Join our community of learners to connect with our tradition and learn how it relates to us today.

  • Hevra Mikra, Bible Study Circle

    Hevra Mikra, Bible Study Circle

    Taught by a Master Teacher of AJU rabbi-scholar, Hevra Mikra is comprised of students of varying backgrounds and expertise in Biblical study. The group is informal in learning style. Participation is an integral part of the study process. Join this energetic and thought provoking class to discuss the ethical, historical, spiritual and personal implications of the most important book in the Jewish tradition, the Torah. No prior knowledge of Hebrew required. Read More

  • Sold Out: 15th Annual Biblical Trial: The People v. Aaron for Inciting Rebellion

    Sold Out: 15th Annual Biblical Trial: The People v. Aaron for Inciting Rebellion

    Presented by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary. 
    In a most unusual day of courtroom drama, Aaron, the high priest and brother of Moses, faces charges of inciting rebellion. Join our esteemed counsel: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law, and Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy, Loyola University Law School. Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Senior Rabbi, Valley Beth Shalom, begins with an exploration of the Biblical story and later, Judge Burt Pines reads the instructions. Then you, as members of the jury, render the verdict. Don't miss this riveting event! 
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