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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2015.

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.

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, January 14 - March 11 (no class 3/4)
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 14 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Jan 21 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Jan 28 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 04 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 11 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 18 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 25 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Mar 11 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.