Adult Education 2015-2016
Classes now Forming for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
Beyond what we were taught as children, Judaism is rich and filled with the wisdom of millennia. If you are interested in furthering your Jewish knowledge, you don't need to search further. This fall, I will offer an "Introduction to Judaism" that you can take from the comfort of your living room on-line. We will delve into the practical - the holidays and all the traditions surrounding them. We will further look to humanism, mysticism, naturalism, pantheism and all the other ism's that may define God, exploring spirituality from the Jewish perspective. We will get an overview of the scriptures and other sacred texts; We will study Jewish history, culture and much more.
In addition to the "Intro" class, I am offering tracks for those who are considering conversion and for those who would like to celebrate adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Conversion students will meet one-on-one bi-weekly with me as they concurrently take the "Intro" class. And for interfaith couples, there will be an "Interfaith Dialogue" where we will explore the many issues that can arise when 2 people come from different religious backgrounds.
In becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, one reads from the Torah. I am offering "Hebrew decoding," "biblical chant" and a class in which students will learn the prayers of our service. With these skills and some private sessions, students will ready themselves for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony. A destination Adult B'nai Mitzvah service will be held in late June of 2016.
Life-long study and learning are very high values in Judaism - come and learn!