A 37°North Shabbat dinner in Berkeley this past summer (Photo/Courtesy Hamaqom)

Lehrhaus sheds its name, expands mission

The organization formerly known as Lehrhaus Judaica has a new name: Hamaqom | The Place. The Berkeley-based Jewish educational institution, which has offered adult classes to the public since 1974, is undergoing its first major overhaul in 45 years. The new name — pronounced “ha-mah-comb,” Hebrew for “the place” —  reflects a shifting focus, says…
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