Intro to Judaism Class (Hybrid)

June 1, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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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 May 18th.   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 cbjplymouthrabbi@gmail.com for further information or if you wish to attend in person.