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Courses by instructor: Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth Adar Rabbi Ruth Adar loves teaching "Intro," partly because she was once an Intro student herself. Currently Rabbi Adar is the "Coffee Shop Rabbi" teaching unaffiliated Jews in informal spaces all over the East Bay. Rabbi Adar attended Hebrew Union College, receiving ordination in May, 2008. She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee. She recently published an article in Reform Jewish Quarterly, "Ethical Priorities in Giving Tzedakah."

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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: 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 ...