Taught by Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz
YEAR-LONG COURSE: 16 Sessions, Sunday afternoons 3:00-5:30
Nov. 2, 9, 23; Dec. 7, 21; January 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; March 8, 22, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 17
Exploring Judaism introduces the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in a year-long sixteen session course. It is a great opportunity to catch up on your Jewish education, refresh your knowledge, or bridge gaps in your exploration of Jewish themes.
The class will cover various topics including Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, worship and spirituality. We will look at the Jewish calendar, the concept of repentance, personal responsibility, and Tikkun Olam. We will survey Jewish history, and do learning on Israel and Zionism.
Is this class for me? Let’s see: perhaps you want to learn more about your Jewish roots, or your partner is Jewish and you want to learn about his or her tradition. Maybe you are seeking conversion to Judaism, or maybe you’re Jewish but never really learned about the culture or religion. Maybe you didn’t have a Jewish education, or maybe you had one and didn’t appreciate it at the time. Or perhaps your adult child is helping to raise grandchildren in the Jewish tradition. Maybe you want to create a fuller and richer Jewish family life. Or maybe, for whatever reason, you’re just curious!
If you’re ready for this fascinating, beautiful, and profound exploration, please come join us!
This class requires obtaining two textbooks. All other reading materials will be supplied.
Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz is Rabbi and Education Director at Temple B’nai Brith. She received Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic School at Hebrew College in Newton, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. Born and raised in Israel, Rabbi Eliana studied fashion design and attended law school at Tel Aviv University. In the US, she earned a BA in history from Colorado University and an MA in medieval history from Boston University. She edited the Hebrew translation of These Are the Words by Arthur Green (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008).
Please take $15 off when registering for any two courses.
Take $40 off when registering for any three courses.
Event Location: Temple B’nai Brith
201 Central St, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145
Until Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm