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Judaism 101

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, November 5, 2020 18 Cheshvan 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2. Thursday, November 12, 2020 25 Cheshvan 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3. Thursday, November 19, 2020 3 Kislev 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

4. Thursday, November 26, 2020 10 Kislev 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

5. Thursday, December 3, 2020 17 Kislev 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

6. Thursday, December 10, 2020 24 Kislev 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn the basics of Jewish history, ritual, and culture.

For the first few months, the class will be paired with the prayerbook class.

Recommended short reading: A Short History of the Jewish People

Recommended longer reading: A History of Judaism by Martin Goodman

Part 1: History

November 5th: What is the beginning of Judaism?

November 12th: Jews in the Bible. Are they just like us?

November 19th: Judaism and its surrounding culture

November 26th: Jews becoming modern

December 3rd: Zionism

December 10th: Hanukkah


Jewish Practice

January 7th: Jews and Food (keeping Kosher)

January 14th: Shabbat

January 21st: Tzedakah (Charity and social support in Judaism)

January 28th: Environmentalism (In honor of Tu Bishvat)

February 4th: Gender in Judaism

February 11th: Tikkun Olam

February 18th: What is Purim?


March 4th: Bible and Midrash

March 11th: Theology

March 18th: Secular Jewish Culture

March 25th: Passover


April 8th: Birth

April 15th: Education

April 22nd: Marriage and Divorce

April 29th: Mourning

May 6th: Illness and healing

May 13th: Conversion and Shavuot

May 20th: What comes next? (There will be some additional classes about Tisha B’av and High Holidays in the summer)





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