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, Gayle Schnurr.

 

Invitation to Judaism Course Curriculum 2016 - 2017

 

Session

Date

Topic

1 9/18 Converting to Judaism
2 9/25 High Holy Day Workshop
3 10/16 Calendar/Sukkot
4 10/23 Prayers/Siddur/Overview of Services
5 10/30 Shabbat
6 11/6 Overview of Jewish History/Classic Texts/Book List
7 11/13 Beliefs:  God/Revelation/Torah/Mitzvot
8 11/20 Beliefs:  Life After Death/Messiah/Resurrection
9 12/4 Belifes:  Reward & Punishment/Theodicy
10 12/11 Beliefs:  Extra session
11 12/18 Hanukkah
12 1/8 Prayers:  Shema & its blessings
13 1/15 Prayers:  Amidah (opening & closing blessings)
14 1/22 Prayers:  Amidah (middle blessings)
15 1/29 Kashrut
16 2/5 Scholar in Residence/World Wide Wrap
17 2/12 Ethics:  Tzedakah/Gemilut Hasadim
18 2/19 Yom Limmud
19 2/26 Ethics:  Honoring Parents/Bikur Holim
20 3/5 Purim
21 3/12 Ethics:  Love your neighbor/Speech
22 3/19 Live Cycle:  Marriage/Birth/Brit Milah/Parenting
23 3/26 Passover:  Kashrut/Cleaning house/Meaning of the Holiday
24 4/2 Passover:  Preparing for and conducting Seder
25 4/23 Antisemitism/Christianity & Judaism
26 4/30 Israel
27 5/7 Life Cycle:  Bar Mitzvah/Death & Mourning
28 5/14 Shavuot
29 5/21 Conversion Ceremony & Next Steps

 

 

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