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Living a Jewish Life

Living a Jewish Life is our Introduction to Judaism Course

Registration for the next cohort will open in December of 2023, and classes will begin on January 16, 2024 (see the schedule below).  If you are interested in taking this course, please check back in December for registration information.  

Class will be held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  (In person and online)

**All classes will be recorded**

This introductory course is intended to convey information about the major facets of Judaism: holidays, lifecycle occasions, Israel, etc. Students in this class typically come from a variety of backgrounds: Born-Jews, Interfaith couples, folks who are interested in converting to Judaism and some who are simply curious and would like to learn more about Judaism.

New cohorts begin in January with registration opening in the December prior.

For those taking this class for the purpose of conversion; you will be expected to write journal entries, a book report, meet with your mentor 4 times throughout the year, and complete two end of the semester exams.

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, Rabbi Folberg and Rabbi Levy look forward to teaching you along the way.

Registration for the next cohort will open in December of 2023, and classes will begin on January 16, 2024 (see the schedule below).  If you are interested in taking this course, please check back in December for registration information.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to Trish Ivey.

2023 / 2024 LJL Class Schedule

Fall 2023

September 5th: Introduction, Blessings, Selichot and Elul

September 12th: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

October 3rd: Sukkot and Simchat Torah

October 10th: Shabbat Part I

October 17th: Shabbat Part II

October 24th: Liturgy - Prayers, Prayer Books and Praying

November 14th: Jewish Denominations

November 28th: Israel

December 5th: Chanukah and the December Dilemma

December 12th: Torah and Beyond

 

 

Spring 2024

January 16th: Intro and Blessings

January 23rd: Shabbat Part I

January 30th: Shabbat Part II

February 6th: Life Cycle - Birth

February 13th: Life Cycle - Marriage

February 20th: Life Cycle - Death

February 27th: Life Cycle - Conversion

March 19th: Purim

March 26th: God

April 2nd: Antisemitism and the Holocaust

April 9th: Passover Part I

April 16th: Passover Part II - Model Seder

April 30th: Shavuot and Conclusion

Class Materials

Book List

Additional Resources

Fall 2023 Syllabus

 

 

 

 

Please contact Trish Ivey in the Clergy Office at 512-454-6806 ext. 214 for more information on Living a Jewish Life.

Fri, September 29 2023 14 Tishrei 5784