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Living a Jewish Life

Living a Jewish Life is CBI’s Introduction to Judaism Course

The class meets Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, from September until April.  Please see below for exact dates and topics.

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 are simply curious to learn more about Judaism.

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.

2019 / 2020 LJL Class Schedule

Fall 2019

Sept 10th: Introduction & Blessings
Sept 17th: Selichot, Elul & Rosh Hashana
Sept 24th: Yom Kippur
Oct 15th:   Sukkot & Simchat Torah
Oct 22nd:  Shabbat Part 1
Nov 5th:    Shabbat Part 2
Nov 12th:  Liturgy – Prayers, Prayer books & Praying
Nov 19th:  Israel
Dec 3rd:    Jewish Denominations
Dec 17th: Chanukah and the December Dilemma

Spring 2020

Jan 14th: Life Cycle Part I – Birth
Jan 21st: Life Cycle Part II – Marriage
Jan 28th: Life Cycle Part III – Death
Feb 11th:   Life Cycle Part IV – Conversion
Feb 18th: Torah & Beyond
Feb 25th:  Purim
March 3rd: Passover Part 1
March 31st: Passover Part 2 – Model Seder
April 14th: Antisemitism & the Holocaust
April 21st: God
April 28th: Shavuot & Conclusion

Class Materials

LJL Book List

Fall 2019 Syllabus

Spring 2020 Syllabus


Registration is open!

Please click here to register for the class!

Please contact the Clergy Office at 512-454-6806 ext. 214 for more information on LJL.

Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779