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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)
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.
Sundays, April 8 - June 3 (no class 5/20)
3:30 - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
|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|
2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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.