Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice
Friday, April 21 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 30, 2023
One event on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:15 pm
One event on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:15 pm
Thursdays, October 20, 2022 – April 21, 2023 (no class Nov. 24, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, 2022 / Feb. 23, April 6, and April 13, 2023) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, February 17, 2022, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2023, Graduation Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m.) This series takes place on campus at Beth Israel. Audio recordings for missed sessions will be available by request.
Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis
Fee: Beth Israel members $250 per individual, $275 per couple*; Nonmembers $300 per individual, $325 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, 2023) will be available to those who complete the course.
Registration for this close has now closed. To join the waitlist for our next Intro to Judaism course, please call Cheryl Katz, assistant to Rabbi Nevarez, at 858-535-1111, ext. 2520, or e-mail email@example.com.