College & Adult Education

Adult Education & Community Resources

The Bay Area offers multiple opportunities for adults to study Judaism. In addition to the resources listed below, most JCCs and congregations offer adult education classes. See Religious Life category and JCC listings under Agencies & Organizations for more information. In addition, resources abound for educators and professional development.
Marin
East Bay

New Lehrhaus

Bay Area hub for adult Jewish learning brings students and teachers together in dialogue to explore Jewish sources, traditions and arts, sustaining and enriching the vibrant spirit of Jewish life and civilization
http://newlehrhaus.org
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Bay Area
Northern California

Path With Heart

An online Jewish mindfulness community. Offers programs, courses and resources for people exploring their own personal growth within a Jewish framework. An ongoing spiritual community, Hineni, meets online regularly for learning and Shabbat.
http://ravjill.com
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Peninsula
San Francisco
South Bay

College Education & Campus Life

Central Valley
East Bay
Santa Cruz / Monterey
Davis

Chabad at UC Davis

Offers a wide range of programs including weekly social events on and off campus, Shabbat services and holiday celebrations. Provides kosher food and educational resources for students looking to explore and expand their Jewish identities
http://jewishucd.com
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Bay Area
North Bay

Touro University California

Educates professionals in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, physician assistant studies, health sciences, education and sonography. Committed to social justice, intellectual pursuit and service to humanity. Provides a glatt kosher kitchen and Jewish programming.
http://tu.edu
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Peninsula

Hillel of Silicon Valley

Strengthening connections to Judaism/Israel at San Jose State and Santa Clara universities, as well as De Anza, West Valley and Foothill colleges, through social, cultural, educational and tzedek (social action) programs.
http://hillelsv.org
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San Francisco

San Francisco Hillel

SF Hillel supports all Jewish college students in San Francisco and fortifies the future of the Jewish people. We help them explore their Jewish identity, build Jewish community and develop into our future Jewish leaders.
http://sfhillel.org
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South Bay

Academic Programs

The region offers many programs in Jewish studies as well as a Hebrew immersion program, a medical-health college under Jewish auspices and other college classes.
Central Valley
East Bay
Santa Cruz / Monterey
North Bay

Touro University California

Educates professionals in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, physician assistant studies, health sciences, education and sonography. Committed to social justice, intellectual pursuit and service to humanity. Provides a glatt kosher kitchen and Jewish programming.
http://tu.edu
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Peninsula
San Francisco

Leadership Development

Bay Area

J Leaders

A transformative leadership program designed to empower Jewish young adults with the skills, knowledge and network necessary to create positive change in their organizations, the Jewish community and the world.
http://jleaders.org
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San Francisco

Libraries

Most synagogues and Jewish schools maintain reference and circulating libraries of varying sizes. For lending policies, contact individual institutions.
East Bay
San Francisco
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