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The Building Blocks of Judaism

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn the basics of Judaism in a friendly and informal atmosphere. We’ll explore fundamental aspects of Jewish practices such as holiday observance and life-cycle celebrations, including opportunities for some hands-on practice and 2 field trips. We’ll also cover Jewish understandings of God and religious beliefs, essential Jewish texts, Jewish history, literature, and the significance of Israel in Judaism today.

This class will be taught by all Beth Am clergy — Rabbi Janet Marder, Rabbi Sarah Weissman, Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit, Rabbi Heath Watenmaker, and Cantor Jaime Shpall — on a rotating basis.

Register here for the full year, or register for fall and winter separately.

Schedule

Session Time Days Location Instructors
  The Building Blocks of Judaism (fall)
Sep 27 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Oct 04 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Oct 18 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Oct 25 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Nov 01 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Nov 15 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Nov 29 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Dec 06 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
  The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)
Jan 17 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Jan 24 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Jan 31 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Feb 07 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Feb 21 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Feb 28 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Mar 07 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Mar 21 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
Mar 28 2019 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Beth Am Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

Courses

The Building Blocks of Judaism (fall)

I150A-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 09/27/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...

The Building Blocks of Judaism (winter)

I150B-BA Instructors: Watenmaker Starting: 01/17/2019 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course is for those who wish to learn (or re-learn) Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Students will learn ...