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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

Since the very beginning, the People of Israel have had multiple understandings and expressions of a living Torah. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism in the 21st century. That list includes expressions that go back to the Middle Ages (Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi) and modern movements (Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal). We will also look at some of the regional differences among Jews in North America and the historical reasons for those differences. We'll begin by looking at the synagogue and the service. We'll finish up by taking a look at Jewish food traditions and practices.

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, April 4 - May 23
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location
Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 04 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 11 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 18 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 25 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 02 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 09 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 16 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Wed Temple Sinai Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 23 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.