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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 7, 2017

Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice
Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee

Thursdays, October 20, 2016 – March 30, 2017 (no class Nov. 24, Dec, 22, Dec 29 and Jan 26) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. 

Friday, January 27, 2017 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 7, 2017  Outreach Shabbat dinner at 6:15 p.m. and service at 8:00 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 $25 fee per guest for Shabbat dinner Friday, April 7, 2017.

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 in 2018, and couples planning an interfaith marriage with a Beth Israel officiant.

Complimentary High Holy Days tickets (for September 2017) will be available to those who complete the course.

Registration is now closed. For more information, call Leanne Shawler, assistant to Rabbi Berk, 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.



Thursday, November 17, 2016
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