Ongoing Classes


Talmud Study 

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. | Free
The group studies sections of the Talmud, with an eye towards understanding both the original intent of the Rabbi’s and how the teachings may apply to modern life. No knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic is required nor any previous experience with Talmud study. Contact Ron Brown at

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Prayers Unfolded: The Shabbat Morning Service – with Steve Schiff
Come study the Shabbat morning prayer service — its history and overall organization, with a focus on specific prayers, as well as different attitudes and approaches to praying. The class will be participatory and accessible to new learners; no Hebrew required. Taught by Steve Schiff. (ON HIATUS)

Prayerbook Hebrew – ON HIATUS
12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. | $100 for community members, free for CKS members
The course is designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur סידור (prayer book) in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the Hebrew words for the purpose of gaining a deep understanding and meaning from the text. The Hebrew with Tikva™ method helps students comprehend prayer book text from its classical Hebrew source. Students will learn root words and their various applications; gain a deeper understanding of Prayer book Hebrew; differentiate the literal meaning form the deeper hidden meaning; participate in discussions to meaningfully deepen your experience of life and Judaism; and improve Hebrew reading skills. Led by Tikva Farber. (ON HIATUS)


Jewish Philosophy Meeting
In the library at Kol Shofar from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. (On the first and third Thursdays of every month)

Currently we are studying “The Beginnings of Judaism” a Teaching Company course given by Professor Isaiah Gafni of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We welcome new attendees. Questions? Contact David at:

(Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Steinberg
(Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Leider is on hiatus until July)

Come eat lunch with Rabbi Steinberg
Every Thursday in the month of June
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Free |
(some exceptions for holidays)

Mystical Meanderings

June 6: Intro to Kabbalah and the Zohar

June13: Kabbalah Part 2: The Sefirot

June 20: Hasidic Ideas and Stories

June 27: The Soul and Life After Death


Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew

12:00 p.m. at Lerman Law in San Rafael

Taught by Tikva Farber, the Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language.  Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking Hebrew as it is spoken in Modern Israel.  Prerequisite: Beginning Conversational Hebrew course of equivalent understanding of reading and writing in Hebrew.  Learn more & register at

Please see our calendar for upcoming meetings.