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Living a Jewish Life

LJL is our Introduction to Judaism Course

Registration for the 2024 cohort is full.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Trish Ivey

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

**All classes will be recorded**    **Attendance is mandatory**

This introductory course is intended to convey information about the major facets of Judaism: holidays, life cycle 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.

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

2023 / 2024 LJL Class Schedule

Topics for Class

Fall 2024

September 10th: Selichot, Elul and Rosh Hashanah

September 17th: Yom Kippur

September 24th: Sukkot and Simchat Torah

October 22nd: Liturgy - Prayers, Prayer Books & Praying

October 29th: Jewish Denominations

November 12th: Israel

November 19th: Gender, Sexuality and Judaism

December 3rd: Torah and Beyond

December 10th: Chanukah and the December Dilemma




Spring 2024

January 16th: Intro and Blessings

January 23rd: Shabbat Part I

January 30th: Shabbat Part II

February 6th: Life Cycle - Marriage

February 13th: Life Cycle - Birth

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

Spring 2024 Syllabus






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

Sun, July 21 2024 15 Tammuz 5784