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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:

Journey of Liberation.
Our entire faculty returns to close the course. We will share our learnings, and will also prepare for Passover together!

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: April 5
Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Later Event: April 14
Celebrations Program – Seder!