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Introduction to the Jewish Experience
Israel and Texts

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2014.

The land of Israel has been central to Jewish history, both ancient and modern. Even during the years of galut (exile) the Jewish heart was “in the east,” in the words of medieval poet Yehudah HaLevy. This class will examine the history of ancient Israel, the beginnings of rabbinic Judaism, and the modern return to the land. With that history as a backdrop, we will learn about the great texts of Judaism: Tanach (Bible), Midrash, Talmud, the Prayer Book, and the Codes of Jewish Law.

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

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

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Wednesdays, January 15 - March 5
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location
Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 15 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Jan 22 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Jan 29 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 05 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 12 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 19 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 26 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Mar 05 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar

Location

Temple Sinai

2808 Summit Street

Oakland, CA 94609

510-451-3263

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.