Adult Education: Introduction to Judaism
Give us 21 nights, and we’ll give you 4000 years
This program is designed to give students (Jews and non-Jews alike) an opportunity to learn about the history, culture and religious practices of Judaism. Taught by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman and Rabbi Jay TelRav, topics include an overview of the history of the Jewish people, how and why Jews pray, a review of lifecycle events and holidays, an explanation of the written and oral law, basic Jewish beliefs, the Holocaust and Israel.
Classes meet for 21 weeks on Wednesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. There is a fee of $180, which includes all materials. Attendees may bring their significant other without charge.
For more information or to register, contact Jayne Vasco at Temple Sinai at (203) 322-1649.
|Oct 14||What is Judaism – Intro||Temple Sinai|
|Oct 21||The Written Law||Temple Sinai|
|Oct 28||Oral Law, Midrash & Talmud||Temple Sinai|
|Nov 4||Comparative Liturgy||Temple Sinai|
|Nov 11||Hoffman Lecture – Anat Hoffman||Temple Beth El|
|Nov 18||Jewish History – Part I||Temple Sinai|
|Dec 2||Jewish History – Part II||Temple Sinai|
|Dec 9||Shabbat||Temple Sinai|
|Dec 16||The Calendar||Temple Sinai|
|Jan 6||Ethics I||Temple Beth El|
|Jan 13||Ethics II||Temple Beth El|
|Jan 20||Lifecycle I||Temple Beth El|
|Jan 27||Lifecylce II||Temple Beth El|
|Feb 3||History of Non-Orthodox Judaism||Temple Beth El|
|Feb 10||Branches of Judaism||Temple Beth El|
|Feb 17||Kashrut – Animals & the Environment||Temple Beth El|
|Feb 24||Anti-Semitism & the Holocaust||Temple Beth El|
|Mar 2||Zionism & the State of Israel||Temple Beth El|
|Mar 9||Prayer||Temple Beth El|
|Mar 16||Spirituality||Temple Beth El|
|Mar 30||Session with the Rabbis – Wrap Up||Temple Beth El|
This program is sponsored by Temple Beth El, Temple Sinai and United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.