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Beyond the Basics: The Jewish Year

This course was offered in Fall, 2013.

The cycle of the Jewish holidays has provided a framework for communal and individual spiritual growth for millennia. To those newly observing the Jewish holy days and celebrations, the holidays can be perceived as episodic. We will look at the ways that they flow into one another, and how they may contribute to the growth of the individual and the community. Connections and tensions between points on the calendar offer rich insights into the meanings of the days. We’re going to look more deeply into the holiday cycle for the roots of the festivals and the logic that informs their flow.

Schedule

# Sessions
6
Date & time

Thursdays, October 3 - November 14 (no class 10/31)
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$85 for the public
$75 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 03 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Oct 10 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Oct 17 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Oct 24 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Nov 07 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Nov 14 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar

Location

Congregation Beth El

1301 Oxford Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

510-848-3988

Instructors

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."