An Introduction to Judaism

A 14-session exploration of Jewish life, beliefs and practice

Join our Sonoma County Rabbis for a 14-session exploration of Jewish life, beliefs and practice.

 

14 Classes, 10 Rabbis, Infinite Points of View

Wednesday Evenings, January-April 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931 – 7:00–8:30 PM

Click here to register.

Instructors:

Rabbi Ted Feldman: B’nai Israel Jewish Center
Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky: Chabad Jewish Center
Rabbi Mordecai Miller: Congregation Beth Ami
Reb Irwin Keller: Congregation Ner Shalom
Rabbi George Gittleman: Congregation Shomrei Torah
Rabbi Stephanie Kramer: Congregation Shomrei Torah
Rabbi Steve Finley: Congregation Shir Shalom
Rabbi Meredith Cahn, The Mussar Institute
Rabbi Zelig Golden: Wilderness Torah
Rabbi Dovid Bush: Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma

 

2019 Class Schedule - Wednesday Evenings, 7:00–8:30 pm

Jan. 9...............The Beginning of Wisdom Introductory Class, All Rabbis
Jan. 16 & 23.....What is Judaism? & What Does it Mean to be a Jew? Rabbi Feldman
Jan. 30.............Hatch, Match, Dispatch: Exploring Jewish Lifecycle Traditions, Rabbi Wolvovsky
Feb. 6...............The Emergence of Modern Israel, Rabbi Finley
Feb. 13 & 20.... People of the Book & The Art of Jewish Prayer, Rabbi Miller
Feb. 27.............Jewish Life Cycles, Nature’s Cycles: Rediscovering the Hebrew Calendar, Rabbi Golden
Mar. 6...............A Millennium in the Life of the Jews, Reb Keller
Mar. 13.............Mikveh to Mourning: The Sacred Way of Marking Time, Rabbi Kramer
Mar. 28*...........Mussar: The Art of Being a Mensch, Rabbi Cahn - Class on Thursday
Apr. 3...............DNA of the Soul, Rabbi Bush
Apr. 10.............“God” – a Jewish Exploration, Rabbi Gittleman
Apr. 17.............Journey of Liberation Course Closure, All Rabbis

*Mar. 28 class is a Thursday

To read a full description of the classes, click here.

Location: Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931 – 7:00–8:30 PM

Cost: $125 for the entire series.
Scholarships available by contacting Ellen Blustein, ellenb@jccsoco.org or 707-528-2549.
The course textbook “Living Judaism” by Wayne D. Dosick is not included in course fee.

Registration and payment available online only here, through the JCC Sonoma County’s website.

For registration click here

Please be mindful of others who require a scent-free, smoke-free space.

 

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