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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Lifecycles and Holidays

This course was offered in Fall, 2014.

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, bar mitzvah, conversion, mourning, and funerals). Then we will look at the Jewish year, with its cycles of fall and spring holidays as well as holidays reflecting historical events.

This class is part of a three-unit series. See the full series here.

Please visit the class website at http://jewishexperienceonline.com.

This course will be available to registered students via Adobe Connect distance learning software at no extra charge, both live and via full video recording. Students may attend live in the classroom, live online, or anytime via recording.

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Wednesdays, October 22 - December 17 (no class 11/26)
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 22 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Oct 29 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Nov 05 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Nov 12 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Nov 19 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Dec 03 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Dec 10 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Dec 17 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar

Location

Congregation Beth El

1301 Oxford Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

510-848-3988

Instructors

Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth AdarRabbi Ruth Adar's passion is making Judaism accessible to beginners from all backgrounds via classroom teaching and home practice. Rabbi Adar holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Adar has been a resident of the Bay Area since 1986. She blogs as the Coffee Shop Rabbi at http://CoffeeShopRabbi.com.