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Current courses by topic: Introduction to Judaism

13 courses.

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The Building Blocks of Judaism

I105-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 (Online only)

I120-OL

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Temple Sinai on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience

I125-CBE

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

Ethical Fitness

I100-SJ Instructors: Brodie Starting: 09/21/2016 Location: JCCSF

It is usually the big issues that get all the attention in discussions of ethical decision-making: capital punishment, lifeboats, euthanasia. However, those are topics that rarely affect our day-to-day lives. Being a good person in ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

I125B-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/18/2017 Location: Congregation Beth El

The land of Israel has been central to Jewish history, both ancient and modern. This class will examine the history ancient Israel, the beginnings of rabbinic Judaism, and the modern return to the land. With ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts (Online only)

I120B-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 01/15/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Beth El on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Lifecycles and Holidays

I125A-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 10/19/2016 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: Lifecycles and Holidays (Online only)

I120A-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 10/23/2016 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Beth El on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I125C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/29/2017 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: Ashkenazi Judaism, Sephardic Judaism, and the modern streams of Judaism. We ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)

I120C-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/26/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Beth El on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

Judaism 101

I100-KS Instructors: Leider Starting: 09/18/2016 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

This 18-week course is for those who would like to learn about Judaism from the ground up, or to fill in gaps from what they learned (or didn’t learn) as a child. The class also ...

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The Building Blocks of Judaism (fall)

I105A-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 09/22/2016 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 (winter)

I105B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/05/2017 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 ...