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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2015.

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.

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Wednesdays, April 8 - May 27
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$105 for the public
$90 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
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

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.