A Request from My Heart

Image: The Introduction to Judaism class of 2015 lights Chanukah candles together.

Dear Readers,

Would you consider joining me in making a year-end donation to Lehrhaus Judaica?


I am a deep believer in Lehrhaus Judaica and its mission: the empowerment of adults to pursue their Jewish passions. I believe childhood Jewish education is important, but part of that education is for Jewish kids to have educated and engaged parents, teachers, grandparents, aunties, and uncles. 

Lehrhaus Judaica is dear to my heart. It equipped me for Jewish life. Every term I meet dozens of adults who are learning through Lehrhaus, and who carry their new energy from learning back to their synagogues and other Jewish institutions. Some are new to Jewish learning, like my Intro students, and others are building upon their educations, learning topics as diverse as challah-baking, Yiddish, Mussar and Talmud study. Lehrhaus offers programs on interfaith issues and on the arts.

It’s easy to donate: just follow this link. Tell the folks in the office that I put you up to it in the little box where you can type an “optional note.” When they notify me, I will write you a handwritten note with my sincere thanks.

To quote the website:

Lehrhaus Judaica is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. As an independent non-profit organization, Lehrhaus relies on contributions from our students and the community to help underwrite the hundreds of courses, workshops, and lectures that we present each year. Tuition income and grants offset only part of the cost of running our school; in recent years, donations from individuals have represented up to one-third of annual budget. This year, in this difficult economic climate, we must depend on your support more than ever before.

Please consider giving. No gift is too small. Every small gift will multiply by empowering the present and the future leaders in Jewish communities. Thank you for reading.


Rabbi Ruth Adar

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at http://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

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