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The Building Blocks of Judaism (Fall)
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. We’ll also cover Jewish understandings of God and religious beliefs, essential Jewish texts, Jewish history, music and literature, and the significance of Israel in Judaism today.
These eight classes cover Part 1 of the class. In them, we'll explore topics like who is a Jew, God, the Jewish canon, holidays, and lifecycles. Students are expected to continue with Part 2 of the class which begins in January, 2014.
Students are encouraged to register for the full series (Parts 1 and 2) here.
Thursdays, October 3 - December 19 (no class 10/10, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12)
7:00 - 8:30 pm
$115 for members
$65 Full-time students
$65 for Émigrés
|Oct 03||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Oct 17||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Oct 24||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Oct 31||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Nov 07||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Nov 21||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Dec 05||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
|Dec 19||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser|
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Mich. While earning a BA in history from the University of Michigan, Rabbi Adam taught at his home synagogue, Temple Beth Emeth. After graduation, Rabbi Adam attended Hebrew Union College, spending one year in Jerusalem and four in New York City. He served for two years as the Rabbinical Intern of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, and one year as the Student Rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia, N.H. Rabbi Adam was ordained in May 2009 and joined the program team at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.