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Intro to Judaism

CBI’s Intro to Judaism course invites you to explore Jewish history, culture, traditions, and wisdom in an inclusive environment, where questions are always welcome. Whether you’re considering conversion, Jewish and want to get back in touch with your roots, learning about Judaism for the first time, or merely want to learn for the sake of learning – we welcome all.

Our class follows American Jewish University’s Miller Introduction to Judaism Program curriculum and covers the essentials of Judaism, including its holidays, rituals, ideas, and traditions. Classes are offered in-person on Sunday afternoons, from October 2023 through April 2024, and will be taught primarily by our CBI clergy, Rabbi Adam Greenwald and Cantor Amy Robinson Katz.

October 29, 2023 thru April 7, 2024
Sundays, 1-3pm
Non-Members: $180/individual, $250/couple
Members: $100/individual, $150/couple
Scholarships available for those who need

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Course Outline:

  • October 29. Torah: Our People’s Story
  • November 5 Ancient Israel: Kings, Priests, and Prophets
  • November 12 Two Jews… Three Opinions: Jewish Diversity
  • November 19 Holy Days: The Festivals of the Jewish Year
  • December 3 Shabbat: A Cathedral in Time
  • December 10 Prayer: Keva and Kavanna
  • January 7 God Wrestling
  • January 14 The Rabbinic Revolution
  • January 21 Days of Awe: Understanding the High Holy Days
  • January 28 Jews + Food
  • February 4 Under Crescent & Cross: The Jewish Middle Ages
  • February 11 Love: The Greatest Blessing
  • February 25 From Generation to Generation: Raising Jewish Kids
  • March 3 Life’s Hard Times: Walking the Mourner’s Path
  • March 10  Passover: Exodus and Us
  • March 17 Hatred and Heroism: Combating Antisemitism
  • March 24  Israel: A Great Dream
  • April 7  The Jewish Mission to Heal the World

Schedule and subjects are subject to change.

Wed, April 17 2024 9 Nisan 5784