Conversion Classes 2016-17

 

The reasons why people become Jewish are varied. Many are involved in a romantic relationship with someone Jewish and wish to unite the family religiously. Others are on a spiritual search and learn about Judaism through such means as reading, hearing a lecture, attending a Jewish religious ceremony, and so on. Whatever the motivation, the first step in considering conversion is to explore Judaism.

Congregation Beth Yeshurun offers a program for those interested in this Jewish Spiritual Journey. Our Adult Education program contains various classes including information about Jewish History, Traditions, and Faith.  Our classes are at 9:00 AM on a series of Sundays beginning September 18th.  For more information, please contact Rabbi Steven Morgen or his assistant, Lisa Unsell.

 

Invitation to Judaism Course Curriculum 2016 - 2017

 

Session

Date

Topic

1 9/17 Converting to Judaism, High Holy Days
2 10/1 Hebrew Alphabet Crash Course, Part I
3 10/8 Hebrew Alphabet Crash Course, Part II
4 10/15 The Jewish Calendar and Prayers
5 10/22 Shabbat
6 10/29 Overview of Jewish History/Classic Texts/Book List
7 11/5 Beliefs:  God/Revelation/Torah/Mitzvot
8 11/12 Beliefs:  Life After Death/Messiah/Resurrection
9 11/19 Belifes:  Reward & Punishment/Theodicy
10 12/03 Prayers:  Shema & its blessings
11 12/10 Hanukkah
12 12/17 Beliefs - Extra Session
13 1/7 Prayers:  Amidah (opening & closing blessings)
14 1/14 Prayers:  Amidah (middle blessings)
15 1/21 Kashrut
16 1/28 Ethics:  Tzedakah/Gemilut Hasadim
17 2/4 Ethics: Honoring Parents/Bikur Holim
18 2/11 Ethics: Love Your Neighbor/Speech
19 2/18 Yom Limmud
20 2/25 Purim
21 3/11

Passover:  Kashrut/Cleaning house/Meaningof the Holiday

22 3/18 Passover:  Preparing for and conducting Seder Live Cycle:  Marriage/Birth/Brit Milah/Parenting
23 3/25

Live Cycle:  Marriage/Birth/Brit Milah/Parenting

24 4/8 Antisemitism/Christianity & Judaism
25 4/15 Israel/Zionism
26 4/22 Life Cycle:  Bar Mitzvah/Death & Mourning
27 4/29 Shavuot
28 5/6 Conversion Ceremony & Next Steps

 

 

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