Building Blocks of Judaism Class | Congregation Beth Am

Building Blocks of Judaism Class

Judaism 101... For Everyone!

This course, taught by the entire Beth Am clergy, is for anyone who wishes to learn (or re-learn) more about Judaism. All are welcome: non-Jews, Jews, interfaith couples or those considering conversion. Students will learn the basics of Judaism in a friendly and informal atmosphere. We’ll explore fundamental aspects of Jewish practices, such as holiday observance and lifecycle celebrations. We’ll also discuss Jewish understandings of God and religious beliefs, important Jewish texts, Jewish history, literature and the significance of Israel in Judaism today. Many classes will also include an experiential hands-on activity.

Building Blocks will meet at Beth Am on Thursday evenings beginning September 19, 2019 and concluding March 26, 2020. The class, open to both members of the congregation and non-members, will also include a Friday evening Shabbat experience at Beth Am as well as two field trips. Please note that you can sign up for the entire year, or the fall and winter semesters individually.

For more information and/or to register, please visit the Lehrhaus Judaica website.

Questions? Please contact Rabbi Heath Watenmaker, (650) 493-4661.

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We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).