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Introduction to Judaism

Join our Sonoma County Rabbis for a 14-session exploration of Jewish life, beliefs and practice. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County. Held at Ner Shalom.

This week:

The Art of Jewish Prayer.
What is it mean “to pray?” What are some of the ways we might engage with the words on the printed page? What are we trying to accomplish? Together we will explore tradition (and non-traditional) Jewish prayer.
Taught by Rabbi Mordecai Miller, Congregation Beth Ami.

Instructors:

Rabbi Ted Feldman: B’nai Israel Jewish Center
Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky: Chabad Jewish Center
Rabbi Mordecai Miller: Congregation Beth Ami
Reb Irwin Keller: Congregation Ner Shalom
Rabbi George Gittleman: Congregation Shomrei Torah
Rabbi Stephanie Kramer: Congregation Shomrei Torah
Rabbi Steve Finley: Congregation Shir Shalom
Rabbi Meredith Cahn, The Mussar Institute
Rabbi Zelig Golden: Wilderness Torah
Rabbi Dovid Bush: Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma

2019 Class Schedule - Wednesday Evenings, 7:00–8:30 pm

  • Jan. 9 The Beginning of Wisdom Introductory Class, All Rabbis

  • Jan. 16 & 23 What is Judaism? & What Does it Mean to be a Jew? Rabbi Feldman

  • Jan. 30 Hatch, Match, Dispatch: Exploring Jewish Lifecycle Traditions, Rabbi Wolvovsky

  • Feb. 6 The Emergence of Modern Israel, Rabbi Finley

  • Feb. 13 & 20 People of the Book & The Art of Jewish Prayer, Rabbi Miller

  • Feb. 27 Jewish Life Cycles, Nature’s Cycles: Rediscovering the Hebrew Calendar, Rabbi Golden

  • Mar. 6 A Millennium in the Life of the Jews, Reb Keller

  • Mar. 13 Mikveh to Mourning: The Sacred Way of Marking Time, Rabbi Kramer

  • Mar. 28 Mussar: The Art of Being a Mensch, Rabbi Cahn - Class on Thursday

  • Apr. 3 DNA of the Soul, Rabbi Bush

  • Apr. 10 “God” – a Jewish Exploration, Rabbi Gittleman

  • Apr. 17 Journey of Liberation Course Closure, All Rabbis

Earlier Event: February 15
Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Later Event: February 23
Shabbat Morning Service