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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice
Thursday, October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 7, 2022
One event on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 6:15 pm
One event on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm
Thursdays, October 7, 2021 – April 7, 2022 (no class Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, 2021 / Feb. 24, March 17, 2022) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, Graduation Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m.)
Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis
Fee: Beth Israel members $225 per individual, $250 per couple*; Nonmembers $275 per individual, $300 per couple*. The fee includes books and materials. *Couples are two people who register together and share a set of books.
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 the 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, 2022) will be available to those who complete the course.
This program is available with diverse access, both in-person and virtually via Zoom. Masks are required if you are attending on our campus. This is whether or not you are vaccinated. If you are unable to wear a mask during the entire time, and this includes when you are speaking, please join in via Zoom for the sake of your comfort and others. If you have any symptoms, please stay home and join via our Zoom link.