Adult Education

Limmud - PSC Learning Opportunities

Conversational Hebrew
Begins on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm
Who: Beginner through Beginner/Intermediate Level
When: Tuesday nights from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
How much: One time tuition payment of $75
Sessions: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21

Please contact Cantor Doron Shapira for more questions at Tuition assistance available upon request.


Who Were the Prophets?
Begins Thursday, October 3

Beginning in October, join Rabbi Corey Helfand for a new class on Thursdays, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm to explore the background and messages of the Prophets of Jewish tradition, from Elijah to Elisha, Isaiah to Jeremiah, Micah to Jonah and beyond.  Together we will learn about these characters, how their stories have come to play a role in our liturgy and Haftorah readings, as well as shed light on our very rich history.  Questions?  Email Rabbi Corey Helfand at

Parsing the Parasha with Rashi
Fridays at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Instructor: Rabbi Corey Helfand

As we begin a New Year, we will continue our study of the weekly Torah portion, this time with the help of the great French Torah commentator, Rashi.  All texts available in Hebrew and English.  Join us for a beautiful way of studying text and uncovering the excitement of our tradition.  First class is on Friday, October 4.


Yiddish Educational Program
Sundays at 10:00 am, beginning January 26

PSC is proud to announce - a follow up program to the Men's Club showing of the Movie: "Sholem Aleichem - Laughing in the Darkness". The Meyer Lifschultz Memorial Yiddish Educational Program sponsored by Peninsula Sinai Congregation will consist of six weekly educational/learning/conversational sessions beginning on Sunday morning, January 26, 2014, at 10:00 am in the PSC library. We are blessed to have the honorable Philip Kutner, PSC's own Yiddish scholar, as our scholar in residence. The cost for the program is $30. Sign up today through the PSC office at 650-349-2816.

Sitting with the Bereaved (Nichum Aveilim) and Honoring the Dead (Kavod ha'Met)

Come learn how Jewish tradition supports those who are bereaved and honors those who have died. This series of two-hour learning sessions will include:

  • Study of Jewish text, halachah (law) and minhagim (customs)
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning about practical approaches to supporting the bereaved

Rabbi D'vorah Rose, MA, RN, BCC &
Linda Abramovitz, RN, MSN

Combined, D'vorah and Linda have over 40 years of experience caring for the sick, dying and bereaved. Linda is a pediatric oncology/BMT nurse and has pediatric/adult bereavement program experience in both the hospital setting and the Jewish community. D'vorah has been a hospice nurse (adult and pediatric) and healthcare chaplain in both hospital and hospice settings. 

Introductory Class: January 26
Educational Session I - February 2nd
Educational Session II - February 9th
Participants will attend one introductory session and two educational sessions. All sessions are on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at PSC. Light snack/refreshments will be served. All study materials will be provided. Please RSVP by December 6, to Sara Kirschenbaum at 650-349-2816 or to This will allow us time to prepare the correct number of study packets.

Peninsula Sinai Congregation is committed to providing a range of adult Jewish learning for the entire community. Classes and programs are open to all and take place at PSC. Our programs are free and subsidized by PSC. If you’d like to help plan adult educational programming at PSC, please contact Rabbi Corey Helfand at