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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism
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.
Wednesdays, March 27 - May 29
7:30 - 9:00 pm
As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Mar 27||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|Apr 10||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|Apr 17||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|Apr 24||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 08||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 15||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 22||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Wed||Beth El||Rabbi Ruth Adar|
|May 29||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.