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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2017.

There have been multiple expressions of Judaism since the days of the Second Temple. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism: Ashkenazi Judaism, Sephardic Judaism, and the modern streams of Judaism. We will also look at some of the elements that make American Judaism distinctive. The class will also explore the phenomenon of antisemitism from ancient times to today.

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, March 29 - May 24 (no class 4/12)
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 29 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 05 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 19 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 26 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 03 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 10 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 17 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Beth El Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 24 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.