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The Building Blocks of Judaism (Fall)

This course was offered in Fall, 2013.

Intro 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 the basics of Judaism in a friendly and informal atmosphere. We’ll explore fundamental aspects of Jewish practices such as holiday observance and life-cycle celebrations. We’ll also cover Jewish understandings of God and religious beliefs, essential Jewish texts, Jewish history, music and literature, and the significance of Israel in Judaism today.

These eight classes cover Part 1 of the class. In them, we'll explore topics like who is a Jew, God, the Jewish canon, holidays, and lifecycles. Students are expected to continue with Part 2 of the class which begins in January, 2014.

Students are encouraged to register for the full series (Parts 1 and 2) here.

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Thursdays, October 3 - December 19 (no class 10/10, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12)
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuition
$125 for the public
$115 for members
$65 for Émigrés
$65 Full-time students
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 03 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Oct 17 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Oct 24 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Oct 31 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Nov 07 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Nov 21 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Dec 05 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Dec 19 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser

Location

Congregation Beth Am

26790 Arastradero Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

650-493-4661

Instructors

Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser

Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Mich. While earning a BA in history from the University of Michigan, Rabbi Adam taught at his home synagogue, Temple Beth Emeth. After graduation, Rabbi Adam attended Hebrew Union College, spending one year in Jerusalem and four in New York City. He served for two years as the Rabbinical Intern of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, and one year as the Student Rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia, N.H. Rabbi Adam was ordained in May 2009 and joined the program team at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.