Conversion Classes 2018-19

 

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 2018 - 2019

 

Session

Date

Topic

1 8/26 High Holy Days 101 Workshop
2 9/23 Jewish Calendar and Sukkot with Rabbi Morgen and Introduction to Prayers with Cantor Dorf 
3 10/7 Conversion to Judaism - Overview
4 10/14 Prayers – Structure of Siddur, overview of services 
5 10/21 Shabbat
6 10/28 Overview of Jewish History/Classic Texts/Book List
7 11/7 Beliefs: God/Revelation/Torah/Mitzvot
8 11/11 Beliefs: Life After Death/Messiah/Resurrection
9 11/18 Belifes: Reward & Punishment/Theodicy
10 12/02 Hanukkah
11 12/09 Belifes: Extra Session
12 12/16 Prayers: Shema & its blessings
13 1/6 Prayers: Amidah (opening & closing blessings)
14 1/13 Kashrut
15 1/20 Prayers: Amidah (middle blessings)
16 1/27 Ethics: Tzedakah/Gemilut Hasadim
17 2/3 Ethics: Honoring Parents/Bikur Holim
18 2/10 Ethics: Love Your Neighbor/Speech
19 2/17 Yom Limmud
20 2/24 Life Cycle: Marriage/Birth/Brit Milah/Parenting
21 3/3

Antisemitism/Christianity & Judaism

22 3/10 Purim
23 3/24

Life Cycle:  Bar Mitzvah/Death & Mourning

24 3/31 Israel/Zionism
25 4/7 Passover Workshop
26 4/14 Passover:  Kashrut/Cleaning house/Meaningof the Holiday
27 4/28 Shavuot
28 5/5 Conversion Ceremony & Next Steps

 

 


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