Judaism 101

18 Class Sessions: Tuesdays, October 22 through April 7, 8:00-9:30 pm

Culminating Shabbat Experience: Friday, April 24, 6:30-9:30 pm (times approximate)

Tuition: $180; no cost for members of The Community Synagogue
Taught by Rabbi Z, Rabbi Pollak, and Cantor Franco at The Community Synagogue

Explore a modern take on Jewish life.

Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality.

Voice your questions, discover multiple perspectives, and find what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.

Judaism 101 is an engaging, multi-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, this course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Topics include holidays, life cycle celebrations, theology and core beliefs, Hebrew, prayer, the Bible and other sacred texts, history, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, Zionism and Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today.

Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of completion. Members of The Community Synagogue have the option of taking the entire series or signing up for individual units of study:

Units of study:

  1. The Jewish People, Beliefs, and Sacred Texts October 22, 29, November 5, 12
  2. Jewish Home and Lifecyle November 26, December 3, 10, 17
  3. Shabbat and Holidays January 14, 21, 28, February 4
  4. Jewish History February 25, March 3, 17, 24
  5. Choosing Judaism March 31, April 7

The course will culminate in a celebratory Shabbat experience.

Please contact Rabbi Pollak with questions at spollak@commsyn.org








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