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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 9, 2020

One event on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice
Thursdays, October 17, 2019 – April 17, 2020 (no class Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Dec. 26, 2019 / April 9, 2020) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.

Friday, January 3, 2020 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis

Fee: Beth Israel members $225 per individual, $250 per couple*; Nonmembers $275 per individual, $300 per couple*. Fee includes books and Shabbat dinner for registrants. *Couples are two people who register together and share a set of books. There is a $18 fee per guest for Shabbat dinner Friday, April 17, 2020.

This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more comfortable participating in worship and ritual life.

Topics include synagogue geography, Jewish sacred literature, Jewish views of God, the Jewish lifecycle, worship and prayer, the High Holy Days and festivals, the Jewish home, Zionism and Israel, and much more.

Introduction to Judaism is a prerequisite for conversion candidates, Beth Israel members planning to become adult b’nai mitzvah, and couples planning an interfaith marriage with a Beth Israel officiant.

Complimentary High Holy Days tickets (for Fall, 2020) will be available to those who complete the course.

For more information, call Leanne Shawler, assistant to Rabbi Gimbel, at 858-535-1111, ext. 2520, or e-mail lshawler@cbisd.org, or contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org or call (858) 535-1111 ext. 2516.

Outreach: Intro to Judaism 2019-20

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Thursday, March 19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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858 535 1111