Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Get Intro'd to Judaism in 2018!

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

the Rabbinical and Cantorial Association of Albuquerque (RACAA) is 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:
  • JPS Tanach by ... well, you know
  • Essential Judaism by George Robinson
  • Jewish Holidays by Michael Strassfeld
  • Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  • Lights in the Forest by Rabbi Paul Citrin et al
  • Finding God: Selected Responses by Rifat Soncino & Daniel Syme
YES! There will be suggested reading! And the suggested reading will be:
  • A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah by Mary E Carter  
  • Settings of Silver by Stephen Wylan 
  • Choosing Judaism by Lydia Kukoff
  • Lovesong: Becoming a Jew by Julius Lester
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 17 – Perspectives on Conversion; Who is a Jew & What is Judaism (All RACAA) 
  • January 24 – God & Faith (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • January 31 – Jewish Texts: TaNaCh (Rabbi Citrin) 
  • February 7 – Jewish Texts: Talmud, Midrash (Rabbi Citrin)
  • February 14 – Jewish Ethics: Pirke Avot (Rabbi Citrin)
  • February 21 – Jewish Ethics (Rabbi Citrin)
  • February 28 & March 1 – Celebrate Purim at the Congregation of your Choice!
  • March 7 – Talking to God: Prayer, Communal Worship, Tour of Facility & worship space (Cantor Finn)
  • March 14 – Life Cycle: Birth, Education, Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Wedding (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • March 21 – Life Cycle: Death & Mourning, Kashrut, Mezuzah (Cantor Finn)
  • March 28 - The Jewish Year: Chanukah, Tu Bishvat, Purim, Tisha B’Av and the Jewish Calendar (Rabbi Carp)
  • March 30 ~ April 7 – Celebrate Pesach at the Congregation of your Choice!
  • April 4 - The Jewish Year: High Holy Days & Festivals (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • April 11 – Shabbat (Cantor Finn)
  • April 18 – Comparative Judaism, Judaism & Other Faith Traditions, Chanukah & Christmas (Rabbi Carp)
  • April 25 – The Making of Modern Jews (Rabbi Carp)
  • May 2 – Anti-Semitism and the Shoah (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • May 9 – Zionism and the State of Israel (Rabbi Rosenfeld)
  • May 23 – 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 Rachel @ (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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