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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism
There have been multiple expressions of Judaism since the days of the Second Temple. In this class, we will study the varieties of Judaism in the late antique and early medieval period, Ashkenazi Judaism, Sephardic Judaism, and the modern streams of Judaism. We will also look at some of the elements that make Judaism in America, in California, and in our local Jewish community so distinctive. The class will finish with a look at food traditions in Judaism: kashrut (keeping kosher) and other Jewish food traditions.
This class is part of a three-unit series. See the full series here.
Please visit the class website at http://jewishexperienceonline.com.
This course will be available to registered students via Adobe Connect distance learning software at no extra charge, both live and via full video recording. Students may attend live in the classroom, live online, or anytime via recording.
Wednesdays, April 8 - May 27
7:30 - 9:00 pm
$90 for members
|Apr 08||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|Apr 15||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|Erev Yom HaShoah program at Beth El|
|Apr 22||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|Apr 29||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 06||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 13||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 20||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 27||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Rabbi 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.