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The Building Blocks of Judaism

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn the basics of Judaism in a friendly and informal atmosphere. We’ll explore fundamental aspects of Jewish practices such as holiday observance and life-cycle celebrations, including opportunities for some hands-on practice and 2 field trips. We’ll also cover Jewish understandings of God and religious beliefs, essential Jewish texts, Jewish history, literature, and the significance of Israel in Judaism today.

This class will be taught by all Beth Am clergy — Rabbi Janet Marder, Rabbi Sarah Weissman, Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit, Rabbi Heath Watenmaker, and Cantor Jaime Shpall — on a rotating basis.

Register here for the full year, or register for fall and winter separately.

Schedule

Session Time Days Location Instructors
  The Building Blocks of Judaism (fall)
Sep 07 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Oct 05 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Oct 19 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Oct 26 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Nov 02 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Nov 16 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Nov 30 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Dec 07 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
  The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)
Jan 04 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Jan 18 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Jan 25 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Feb 01 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Feb 15 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Feb 22 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Mar 08 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Mar 15 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Mar 22 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

Courses

The Building Blocks of Judaism (fall)

I100A-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 09/07/2017 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I100B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/04/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...