Beth Ams Chai School schedules classes on Jewish trends

Arnold Eisen, professor of religious studies at Stanford University, will speak on "The Past, Present and Future of American-Israeli Religious Pluralism" Monday, Oct. 26.

"A Bay Area Exceptional-ism? Persistent Patterns Throughout 150 Years of Jewish Life" will be Fred Rosenbaum's topic Nov. 2. He is founder and executive director of Lehrhaus Judaica.

Sheila Braufman, curator of ancient and modern arts at Judah L. Magnes Museum, will address "Jewish Artists Today and Where They'll Go in the 21st Century" Nov. 9.

The Rev. Bruce Bramlett, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael and a Holocaust scholar, will lecture on "The Future of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue in the 21st Century" Nov. 16.

"Passing the Torch: Jewish Writing at the Millennium," will be the subject of Joyce Penn Moser's speech Nov. 23. She is dean of the program in writing and critical thinking at Stanford University.

Each lecture will be followed by a discussion. Cost is $60 for adult non-members, $45 for adult members, $50 for seniors, $15 for emigres and students. Single tickets are $12.

Cost for Moskovitz's "Building Blocks of Judaism" is $70. For information, call the synagogue at (650) 493-4661.