Introduction to Judaism Series

Introduction to Judaism: A Survey of Jewish History and Practice for Beginners and Deepeners

Join with clergy from throughout Northern Westchester to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish 
tradition. This class offers a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge or the non-Jew who is considering living a Jewish life or possibly conversion to Judaism.  Each session is based upon a chapter in Stephen M. Wylen’s Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism. It is recommended but not required that the chapters be read in advance of each session.

Select Tuesdays Evenings, 7:30–9:00 pm, November–April
Please register with Jaclyn Dubray: [email protected]
There is no charge for these classes.

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November 1, 2016
The Many Names of God

(Settings of Silver pages 35-52)
with Rabbi Julie Danan
at Pleasantville Community Synagogue

November 15, 2016 
My Heart Turns to the East: Israel and Jerusalem

(Settings of Silver pages 53-78, 380-406)
with Rabbi Stacy Bergman
at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford

November 22, 2016
The Tanach and Rabbinic Literature

(Settings of Silver pages15-36)
with Rabbi David Greenberg
at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford

December 6, 2016 
The Jewish Lifecycle: Bris/Marriage/Divorce/Birth/Conversion

(Settings of Silver pages 79-98)
with Rabbi Maura Linzer
at Temple Beth El, Chappaqua

January 10, 2017 
The Siddur and Public and Private Prayer

(Settings of Silver pages 99-109)
with Rabbi Joshua Strom
at Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk

January 24, 2017 
Heaven, Hell, the Afterlife, Divine Judgment

(Settings of Silver pages 110-123)
with Rabbi Jason Nevarez
at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford

February 7, 2017 
The Centrality of Shabbat

(Settings of Silver pages 124-136)
with Rabbi Julie Danan
at Pleasantville Community Synagogue

February 14, 2017 
Jewish Calendar and Holidays

(Settings of Silver pages 137-184)
with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
at Temple Beth El, Chappaqua 

March 7, 2017 
An Overview of Jewish History
 
(Settings of Silver pages 185-312)
with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
at Temple Beth El, Chappaqua 

March 21, 2017
Jewish Denominations

(Settings of Silver pages 336-357, 428-440)
with Rabbi Lori Koffman
at Bet Torah, Mt. Kisco

April 4, 2017 
Anti-Semitism, The Holocaust and Its Implications

(Settings of Silver pages 358-379)
with Rabbi Aaron Brusso
at Bet Torah, Mt. Kisco

April 25, 2017 
The American Jewish Community

(Settings of Silver pages 407-427)
with Rabbi Joshua Strom
at Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk