Approx 2 Sundays every month
First Class–October 11, 10:30 AM–12 PM
Free for members; $180 for non-members
Suitable for absolute beginners, as well as people looking for a fresh take on a timeless tradition.
We will explore the fundamental practices and principles of Judaism. Delve into the basic tenants of the Jewish holidays and life cycle events. Explore Jewish philosophy and beliefs as they evolve throughout the ages. Our intimate class setting creates space for a lot of discussion and community building. Enrollment remains open throughout the year, and a yearlong commitment to this class is a basic requirement for anyone considering conversion.
Oct 11 Judaism on One Foot
Oct 18 Community, Covenant and Commandedness
Nov 1 Jewish History: Ancient People in a Modern World
Nov 8 Exploring Our Sacred Texts– From the Torah to the Talmud
Dec 6 Chanukah: Hope Despite All Odds
Dec 13 Shabbat: A Palace in Time
Jan 10 Jewish Life Cycles and Coming of Age Rituals (Guest Lecturer)
Jan 24 Are You There G-d, It’s Me….Exploring G-d in Jewish Thought
Feb 7 Prayer 101: Connecting with the Divine
Feb 28 613 Commandments: Obligations or Good Deeds?
Mar 6 Purim: Myths, Masks & Merry-Making(Guest Teacher)
Mar 13 Understanding Reform, Conservative, Orthodox Judaism.
Apr 10 *** Israel Teach-In* (Attend special lecture offsite together at UCSB, time TBA)
Apr 17 Passover: Festival of Freedom
Please see cbbsb.org for a full update of class dates and topics, or call Audrey at 964-7869 x113 or email email@example.com