Soulful Jewish Living 5781
How does living a Jewish life support us in bringing goodness into the world? How does participating in Jewish community help us support one another and hold each other accountable to our highest potential?
What are the foundational teachings of Judaism, from the biblical era through the present? What are the key texts? Rituals? Community norms? How can I participate meaningfully in the unfolding of this tradition today?
This course has been designed to help participants create a relationship with Jewish tradition and feel ownership of both the “how” and the “why” of Jewish practice. Additionally, this group, through learning together and sharing one another’s stories, will develop its own community. As Jewish knowledge and engagement grows, participants can expect to feel more a part of the Jewish community at-large.
Is this for me? This survey course brings together people interested in simply learning, those interested in an adult bar or bat mitzvah, and those interested in converting to Judaism. We ask that participants commit to read suggested materials between sessions, so that everyone is on a level playing field for the discussions. Each participant brings their own life experience and questions, each of which enriches the group experience.
Together, participants will:
- Study ancient and modern sources
- Learn about Jewish rituals and how to make them meaningful
- Learn the historical development and context of Jewish tradition
- Discuss the above in relation to personal experience
- Experientially celebrate Shabbat dinner, rituals, and holidays
Rabbi Debra Rappaport will be the primary faculty. Rabbi Latz, Rabbi Lekach-Rosenberg, and other community rabbis will guest teach approximately one session per month.
We will begin the course on Zoom, with one link for all the sessions, which will be provided upon registration. If and when our safety guidelines for group gatherings shift, we will move to an in-person class.
25 week course during which participants experience deep learning and develop meaningful relationships.
The cost for the year is $375 (=$15/session). Please contact Alison Olig at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about payment options; no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Upon registration, you will be sent the Zoom link to class.