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Judaism 101

This 18-week course is for those who would like to learn about Judaism from the ground up, or to fill in gaps from what they learned (or didn’t learn) as a child. The class also prepares those considering conversion. It covers Hebrew pronunciation, biblical and rabbinic writings, history and culture, holy days, festivals, Shabbat, Jewish concepts of God and ethics, life cycle, dietary laws and Israel.

By the end of the course, students will be able to read aloud any Hebrew text with vowels. Students who wish to take a single class by topic may do so. Topical learning begins a half hour into the session.

Schedule

# Sessions
18
Date & time

Sundays, October 15 - May 6
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tuition

$275 for the 18-week series
$20 per class
Free for members
To register, contact Alona Shahbaz at ashahbaz@kolshofar.org or 415-388-1818 x100

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 15 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Nov 12 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Nov 19 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Dec 03 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Dec 10 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Dec 17 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Jan 07 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Jan 21 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Jan 28 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Feb 04 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Feb 11 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Mar 04 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Mar 11 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Mar 18 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Mar 25 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Apr 22 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
Apr 29 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider
May 06 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun Kol Shofar Rabbi Susan Leider

Location

Congregation Kol Shofar

215 Blackfield Drive

Tiburon, CA 94920

415-388-1818

Instructors

Rabbi Susan Leider

Rabbi Susan LeiderA Southern California native, Rabbi Leider received her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from the University of California at Irvine. At the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, she earned her Master of Rabbinic Studies degree in 2002 and rabbinic ordination in 2006. Since ordination, she has served as assistant rabbi and later as associate rabbi at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles. She currently serves as Senior Rabbi at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon. In the broader community, she brings her passion to congregation-based community organizing, building power for sustainable social and economic change through interfaith efforts.