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The Building Blocks of Judaism (Spring)

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2014.

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 2 of the class. The topics we'll explore include liturgy, Jewish history, the Holocaust, and the Modern State of Israel. Students are expected to continue with Part 1 of the class which will begin in Fall 2014.

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Thursdays, January 16 - March 20, 2014 (no class 2/13, 3/13)
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Plus a Friday evening Shabbat experience March 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Tuition
$125 for the public
$115 for members
$65 for Émigrés
$65 Full-time students
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 16 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Jan 23 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Jan 30 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Feb 06 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Feb 20 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Feb 27 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Mar 06 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Mar 20 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.