Introduction to Judaism Beginning Again This Fall
If you’re curious about Judaism and what this 3,000-year-old tradition has to offer you or your family’s life, welcome!
Rabbi Moritt’s Introduction to Judaism class will begin again on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Running for 20 weeks, the class will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7.30.
Open to all, our class is designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. It is perfect for interfaith couples wanting to broaden their understanding of Judaism or who are raising or plan to raise Jewish children. It is equally appropriate for seekers or Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.
Our class will focus on the “hows” and “whys” of Judaism and cover highlights, core concepts, master stories, key figures and the building blocks of Judaism. We will cover ethics, the Sabbath and holidays, prayer, life cycle events, dietary customs, the Jewish people and Israel. We will delve into Jewish theology, history and the meaning and practice of Jewish living. Each session will be a conversation, encouraging multiple perspectives, inquiries and questions. Inspiring readings for each week will be assigned ahead of time, and additional readings and viewing option will be suggested as the course progresses.
For non-Jewish participants, this class can serve as preparation for conversion to Judaism; however, commitment to conversion is not required at any point in the program. Rabbi Moritt is also available to meet privately with students exploring conversion. Synagogue membership is not required.
Please be in touch with her at RabbiMoritt@betheljc.org with questions, to register or to set up a meeting. Meeting is necessary before registering.
Cost: Free for members.
$200 for non-members.
To pay registration fee, go to https://betheljc.org/intro-judaism-fee/ (must also register with Rabbi Moritt)
Students will also share in the cost of one Shabbat dinner, take turns bringing snacks for the class and participate in a number of Shabbat assignments.
Introduction to Hebrew I
Wednesdays 7-7.30pm beginning December 2, 2020
If you have always wanted to learn to read Hebrew or brush up on your Hebrew skills, join us.
This 13-week course will introduce you to the letters and vowels of the Hebrew language to enable Hebrew decoding. Following this course, you will be able to follow along in the siddur (prayer book) in Hebrew. Basic Hebrew prayer vocabulary words will also be introduced. All are welcome.
Free for all, but students will be required to purchase their own text books.