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Living a Jewish Life

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

Class will meet online via Zoom Tuesdays, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  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 and would like 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.

Registration for Fall 2021 will open in August.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Trish Ivey.

2020 / 2021 LJL Class Schedule

Fall 2020

September 8th: Introduction and Blessings

September 15th: Selichot, Elul and Rosh HaShanah

September 22nd: Yom Kippur

October 6th: Sukkot & Simchat Torah

October 13th: Shabbat Part I

October 20th: Shabbat Part II

October 27th: Liturgy - Prayers, Prayer Books & Praying

November 10th: Israel

December 1st: Jewish Denominations

December 8th: Chanuka and the December Dilemma

Spring 2021

January 12th: Life Cycle I - Birth

January 26th: Life Cycle II - Marriage

February 9th: Life Cycle III - Death

February 23rd: Life Cycle IV - Conversion

March 9th: Torah & Beyond

March 23rd: Passover Part I

April 6th: Passover Part II

April 20th: Purim

May 4th: God

May 11th: Antisemitism & the Holocaust

May 18th: Shavuot & Conclusion

Class Materials

LJL Book List




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

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