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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Temple Sinai on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students will need access to a computer and the Internet. No special software is required.

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

Sundays, April 8 - June 3 (no class 5/20)
3:30 - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Location
Tuition
$90
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 08 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 15 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 22 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
Apr 29 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 06 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 13 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
May 27 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar
Jun 03 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sun Lehrhaus Rabbi Ruth Adar

Location

Lehrhaus Judaica

2736 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-845-6420

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.