This Introduction to Judaism class will be taught by Rabbi Mills by Zoom, or in person at CBJ. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, from February 2nd to June 22nd. There will be no class on March 23rd or 30th, April 13th, and May 18 and 25th. The last class is currently scheduled for June 22nd.
Introduction to Judaism Class Syllabus
|February 2||Who are the Jews? What is Judaism? God, Torah, and Israel|
|February 9||Mitzvot, Torah, Tanach|
|February 16||The Books of the Jews: Talmud and Beyond|
|February 23||History: The Biblical and Rabbinic Periods|
|March 2||History: The Middle Ages and Early Modern Period|
|March 9||Modern European Jewish History and the Holocaust|
|March 16||Zionism and the Modern State of Israel|
|April 6||America and the Jews|
|April 20||The Holidays|
|May 4||Life Cycle; Birth to Marriage|
|May 11||Life Cycle: Divorce to Death|
|June 1||Prayer and Ritual|
|June 8||Sin, Atonement, Afterlife|
|June 15||Views on Contemporary Issues|
|June 22||Wrapping things up – Questions and Answers|
Please note that this schedule is subject to change, as certain topics may require more or less time than originally planned.
The class is for those who want to explore the history, beliefs and rituals of Judaism. It is intended both for those studying for conversion as well as for those raised Jewish who want a comprehensive overview of Judaism. CBJ members are encouraged to drop in on these classes. The Zoom link can be found in the Weekly Update along with the topic that will be discussed.
Please contact Rabbi Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or if you wish to attend in person.