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Beyond the Basics: The Jewish Year
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.
Thursdays, October 3 - November 14 (no class 10/31)
7:30 - 9:00 pm
$75 for members
|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|
Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
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."