Lehrhaus ready to host its first retreat

Lehrhaus Judaica, the Berkeley-based Jewish learning institute that will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, is offering its first-ever learning retreat.

The May 17-19 event will be held on the shores of Tomales Bay, in West Marin County, at the Marconi Conference Center. The weekend will feature in-depth study with Lehrhaus faculty Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Rabbi Lavey Derby, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, Professor Deena Aranoff, Rachel Brodie, Jehon Grist and Fred Rosenbaum.

Topics will span from biblical and Talmud study to history, poetry, philosophy and the arts. Topics and titles include: “The Divine Feminine in Biblical Religion,” “The Poetry and Power of Rav Kook,” “Singing Shabbat,” “Why Egypt Matters” and “How the Bay Area is Different: Major Trends in Jewish Life from the Gold Rush to the Present.”

Lodging and meals are included in the prices, which are $475 per person for double occupancy, $575 for single. The deadline for early registration is Jan. 14, after which costs increase by $75. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, call (510) 845-6420 ext. 10 or visit www.lehrhaus.org.