Basics of Judaism

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This experiential course introduces the basic principles, theology, literature, and ritual/spiritual practices of Judaism through discussions and exposure to traditional texts, contemporary readings, and real-life Jewish experiences. Become part of a strong, supportive, cohort-based community that you will learn and grow alongside.

Basics of Judaism is a great introduction to Judaism for those exploring conversion and an opportunity for those who grew up Jewish to learn what it's all about. Individuals and couples are all welcome to join.

This class is offered three times a year. For more information, contact Rachel Kunstadt, Program Director, Center for Jewish Living. 

The next session of Basics of Judaism begins on Oct 14.


 From Past Basics of Judaism Participants

Seeking to build a Jewish home together, my fiance and I enrolled in the class to learn and to begin to embark on this Jewish journey together. The class far exceeded our expectations. It quickly became a respite for us from the busy week through which we could learn about Judaism in an easy and inviting way. We quickly developed relationships with our classmates and became a small Jewish community of our own. I would highly recommend this class to anyone with an interest in Judaism.
-David

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Basics of Judaism with Rabbi Judith Edelstein. It was very meaningful for us to spend time learning the foundational elements of Judaism together and with other couples on their Judaism and/or conversion journeys. We made great friendships that will continue and loved Rabbi Judith's energy.
-A & S