Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Get Intro'd to Judaism

Want to Be Jewish? Now you've got your chance! Abq Jew proudly announces that

the Rabbinical and Cantorial Association of Albuquerque (RACAA), Congregation Albert, Congregation B'nai Israel, Congregation Nahalat Shalom and the Albuquerque JCC
are sponsoring an Introduction to Judaism class for those
who are interested in a journey toward Judaism
or who are already on their Jewish journey. 

YES! There will be tuition! And the tuition will be $54 plus books.

YES! There will be required reading! And the required reading will be:
  • Essential Judaism by George Robinson
  • Living Judaism by Wayne Dosick
  • Jewish Holidays by Michael Strassfeld
  • JPS Tanach (provided by Rabbi Kantrowitz) 
YES! There will be suggested reading! And the suggested reading will be:
  • Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  • Settings of Silver by Stephen Wylan 
  • Essential Judaism by George Robinson
  • Choosing Judaism by Lydia Kukoff
  • Lovesong: Becoming a Jew by Julius Lester  
  • Finding God: Selected Responses by Rifat Soncino & Daniel Syme 
YES! There will be a schedule of classes and a list of who's teaching what! And the class schedule and instructor list will be:
  • January 27 – Perspectives on Conversion; Who is a Jew & What is Judaism (All RACAA) 
  • February 3 – God & Faith (Rabbi Flicker)
  • February 10 – Jewish Texts: TaNaCh (Rabbi Kantrowitz) 
  • February 17 – Jewish Texts: Talmud, Midrash (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • February 24 – Talking to God: Prayer, Communal Worship, Tour of Facility & worship space (Cantor Finn)
  • March 2 – Life Cycle: Birth, Education, Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Wedding (Cantor Finn)
  • March 9 – Life Cycle: Death & Mourning, Kashrut, Mezuzah (Rabbi Kantrowitz)
  • March 16 - The Jewish Year: Chanukah, Tu Bishvat, Purim, Tisha B’Av and the Jewish Calendar (Rabbi Brin)
  • March 23 – Celebrate Purim at the Congregation of your Choice!
  • March 30 - The Jewish Year: HHD & Festivals (Rabbi Brin)
  • April 6 – Shabbat (Rabbi Carp)
  • April 13 – Comparative Judaism, Judaism & Other Faith Traditions, Chanukah & Christmas (Rabbi Carp)
  • April 20 – Emancipation & Jews in Europe (Rabbi Flicker)
  • April 27 – Anti-Semitism and the Shoah (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • May 4 – Zionism and the State of Israel (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • May 11 – A Practical Guide & other questions (Cantor Finn) 
And YES! There will be a way to register! And the pathway to registration will be:

To register, 
contact Susan @ (505) 883-1818
or education@congregationalbert.org

Students! You will soon learn that Judaism is not all laughter and singing. Some of it is dancing! And some of it is tragedy. Nevertheless, in spite of it all -

Or as we Jews sometimes (not often enough) say

אַלע ברידער  Ale Brider!
All of us are brothers!
even those of us who are sisters

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