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Advanced Learning Institute: Mondays 9:30-10:30 AM (Pacific)

Looking for in-depth Jewish learning? Join our ongoing group of adult learners and engage with gifted Jewish scholars from around the country.
To join the class, or just drop in from time to time, please fill out the form below so we can send you the Zoom link and password.

*Please note there will be no class Monday September 6.

Upcoming ALI Classes

The Book of Daniel in 12 Weeks with Rabbi David Lazar

July 12,19, 26
August 2, 9,16, 23, 30
October 4, 11, 18, 25

Piety, Politics and Prophecy: The Surprising Book of Danielan in-depth study of the youngest book in the Jewish cannon. From tales of the Babylonian royal court, to visions of the future, Daniel provides us with some of the most colorful and bizarre literary traditions of the late biblical period. 

July 12th Source sheet and Zoom recording.
July 19th Source sheet and Zoom recording.
July 26th Source sheet and Zoom recording.
August 2nd Source sheet and Zoom recording.


Rabbi David Lazar has been a spiritual leader and social activist in Israel, Sweden and the United States for over 30 years. He has led the way as an effective rabbinic supporter of LGBTQ causes as well as interfaith study and prayer. In Israel, he founded and directed RIKMA, an organization devoted to Spiritual Community Leadership Training, served congregations in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Stockholm. He also served as the rabbinic chaplain for the Israel AIDS Task Force.

His interest in Jewish Folk Art is documented on-line at

He is the founding rabbi of Or Hamidbar – Light in the Desert, a non-profit organization in Palm Springs devoted to a spiritual Jewish approach to prayer, study and social justice.

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