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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Israel and Texts

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2017.

The land of Israel has been central to Jewish history, both ancient and modern. This class will examine the history 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, including the synagogue service.

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 18 - March 8
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 18 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Jan 25 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 01 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 08 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 15 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Feb 22 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Mar 01 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Mar 08 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.