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Current courses by topic: Introduction to Judaism

9 courses.

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The Building Blocks of Judaism

100-BA

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience

I150-CBE

Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a three-part series to introduce students to Jewish culture and practice. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: born Jews who did not receive a Jewish education, Jews ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

I100B-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/14/2015 Location: Congregation Beth El

The land of Israel has been central to Jewish history, both ancient and modern. Even during the years of galut (exile) the Jewish heart was β€œin the east,” in the words of medieval poet Yehudah ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Lifecycles and Holidays

I100A-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 10/22/2014 Location: Congregation Beth El

Communal and individual Jewish life dances to the rhythm of two different cycles: Jewish lifecycle events and the cycle of the Jewish year. This class covers a basic introduction to the Jewish lifecycle (weddings, birth, ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I100C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 04/08/2015 Location: Congregation Beth El

There have been multiple expressions of Judaism since the days of the Second Temple. In this class, we will study the varieties of Judaism in the late antique and early medieval period, Ashkenazi Judaism, Sephardic ...

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Jewishing: An Ongoing Conversation about Doing and Being Jewish

I100-SJ Instructors: Brodie Starting: 09/16/2014 Location: JCCSF

What is quintessentially Jewish? The Passover Seder? This most ancient Jewish celebration was actually modeled on an ancient Greek banquet. What about the intricate layout of a Talmud page? A joint creation of rabbis and ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (Fall)

I100A-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 10/22/2014 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (Spring)

I100B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/21/2015 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

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Wide-Angle Judaism: See for Yourself

I100A-SJ Instructors: Torchio Starting: 10/22/2014 Location: JCCSF

Much more than a religion, Judaism is an evolving civilization. There is no definitive way to think or act Jewishly. There have always been Judaisms coexisting in time and place. To that end, this year-long ...