Fundamentals of Judaism with Rabbi Suzy Stone

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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 for a full update of class dates and topics, or call Audrey at 964-7869 x113 or email

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