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Current courses by topic: Introduction to Judaism

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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: 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 & Being Jewish (spring)

I150B-SJ Instructors: Brodie Starting: 04/08/2015 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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Wide-Angle Judaism: Perspectives on People, Places and Practices (spring)

I100B-SJ Instructors: Torchio Starting: 04/08/2015 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 (plural) coexisting in time and place. To that end, this ...