We are pleased to offer Introduction to Judaism. This is an engaging course for adults interested in exploring a modern approach to Jewish life. In our weekly classes, we will explore a wide range of topics covering many aspects of Jewish life including holidays, life cycle, core beliefs, prayer, the Bible and other sacred texts, history, antisemitism and the Holocaust, Israel, the North American Jewish experience, and the diversity of the Jewish people today.
The next class is this Monday, December 4 at 7:00 pm on Zoom – here is the Zoom link.
Introduction to Judaism online is designed for you, whether you are in an interfaith relationship, an adult raising Jewish children, a spiritual seeker, considering conversion, or a Jew who wants a meaningful adult learning experience.
Wherever you are on your journey with Judaism, this class is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for you to explore. Our programs affirm people from all backgrounds and are LGBTQIA+-friendly.
Each class will last approximately 90 minutes: 30 minutes on the weekly Torah portion, and 60 minutes on the topic of the week.
I have attached the updated schedule of classes, so you can get an idea of the curriculum.
Classes will incorporate written texts, along with videos and music.
Some of you will be more advanced in your studies than others. We are glad to adjust our schedule to meet the needs of our students.
All classes will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel, in case you miss one, or want to watch it again. Here is the link to the recording of our October 31 class.
There is no fee for the class. However, over time you may want to purchase various books to build your Jewish home library, including our siddur (prayer book) and Torah book. Some of you already own these books. I will also be sharing materials online, in case you do not have the books.
If you are interested in attending, please let us know by reply e-mail.
If you don’t want to join the class, please let us know if you want to continue to be on our e-mail list for classes and events.
Let’s have some fun, learning about Judaism!
Rabbi Brian Serle