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Living a Jewish Life

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

We are making some changes to the structure of this course.  Stay tuned!

Class will be Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  (In person and via Zoom)

**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.

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.

2022 / 2023 LJL Class Schedule

Fall 2022

September 13th: Introduction and Blessings

September 20th: Selichot, Elul and Rosh HaShanah

October 11th: Yom Kippur

October 18th: Sukkot & Simchat Torah

October 25th: Shabbat Part I

November 1st: Shabbat Part II

November 15th: Liturgy - Prayers, Prayer Books & Praying

November 29th: Jewish Denominations

December 6th: Israel

December 13th: Chanuka and the December Dilemma

Spring 2023

January 17th: Life Cycle - Marriage

January 24th: Life Cycle - Birth

January 31st: Life Cycle - Death

February 7th: Life Cycle - Conversion

February 21st: Torah & Beyond

February 28th: Purim

March 21st: Passover Part I

March 28th: Passover Part II

Apri 4th: Gender, Sexuality and Judaism

April 18th: Antisemitism & the Holocaust

April 25th: God

May 2nd: Shavuot & Conclusion

Class Materials

Book List

Additional Resources

Syllabus Spring 2023

Exam Spring 2023




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

Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783