Are you interested in exploring Jewish texts, cultures, history, rituals, and more? Looking to connect with other curious learners?
Central’s classes bring intriguing topics and engaging instructors together to help you connect more deeply to Jewish experience and your own identity. Some classes require registration, while others are drop-in.
In addition to original curricula, Central offers a selection of courses developed by the Florence Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning. Its well-rounded and sophisticated approach provides a comprehensive exploration of Jewish thought, practice, ethics, and history. Melton classes are designed for all levels of Jewish knowledge and practice—there is no Hebrew knowledge required.
Please note, our offerings are currently virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
Bible and Bagels
Led by Rabbi Sarah Berman Wednesdays: 8:15–9:15 am, via Zoom Join us as we continue our journey through the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible); we are currently reading Isaiah.
Samuel I and II
Led by Cantor Suzanne Skloot Wednesdays: 1:30–2:30 pm, via Zoom Dive into the text of Samuel I and II. Together we will look at and compare the translations of the Jewish Publication Society and the more recent translation by UC Berkeley Professor Robert Alter, and learn why Alter believes that the character of David is the finest portrayal of a human life from antiquity.