Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach
A Course for Inquisitive Jews, their Significant Others, Those Considering Adult B’nei Mitzvah or Conversion, and Seekers of Knowledge of Jewish Life
Taught by Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton
This 15-week course is designed for those hoping to deepen their understanding of their Jewish heritage, for those exploring Judaism as a spiritual and religious tradition, as well as for those considering conversion to Judaism.
Participants will learn about Jewish values and practices through primary text study and seminar-style classes. Highly interactive, the course explores the major value concepts of Judaism, and offers a chance to wrestle with fundamental questions while learning and interacting with others, and with the tradition’s texts and practices.
BRING: an open mind, a copy of the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh (JPS edition*), and a binder for handouts and notes.
Classes begin September 29, 2016 and continue two THURSDAY EVENINGS a MONTH, 7:30pm-9:30pm, through April 20, 2017. See weekly topics below or click here for full schedule.
Classroom location is near Main Street and Clegg in Old Ottawa East, on bus routes 5 and 16, with plenty of off-street parking (chair-lift available to lower level).
OrH Full Members and Student Members: $180
Non-OrH Members or Associate Members: $360
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|1||September 29, 2016||The Journey Continues; Rosh Hashanah/New Year|
|2||October 6, 2016||Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement|
|3||October 20, 2016||Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simhat Torah/Harvest Festival|
|4||November 3, 2016||Jewish Home, Kashrut/Food|
|5||November 17, 2016||Tikkun Olam, Tzedakah – Social Justice|
|6||December 1, 2016||Theology, Prayer|
|7||December 15, 2016||Mishnah, Talmud – Sacred Texts I|
|8||January 5, 2017||Talmud, Midrash – Sacred Texts II|
|9||January 19, 2017||Jewish Mysticism|
|10||February 2, 2017||Tu Bishvat/New Year of the Trees|
|11||February 16, 2017||Halakha/Jewish Law, Ethics|
|12||March 2, 2017||Jewish Symbols and Ritual Garb|
|13||March 16, 2017||Denominations, Jewish Communal Life|
|14||April 6, 2017||Special Issues in Judaism|
|15||April 20, 2017||Siyyum/Last session|