Taste of Judaism at BCC
Mondays, January 27, Feb 3, and Feb 10- 2014: Taste of Judaism Class. Curious about Judaism? Sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism, 7:30-9pm, at BCC. Taught by Rabbi Heather Miller.
This is a delightful 3 class session introducing the basic ideas, principles, and practices of Judaism. Some people take this class prior to Introduction to Judaism. This class is open to any with an interest in Judaism, including non-Jewish significant others, Jews that didn’t have a Jewish education, or anyone that wants to learn more. It is free. For more information and to register click here
A Taste of Judaism…Are You Curious?™ is designed for people who have limited or no Jewish background but are interested in learning about Judaism. Many participants are unaffiliated Jews who don’t feel that they know much about their religion, the adult children of interfaith couples, non-Jews who are interested in learning more about Judaism, and partners in Interfaith relationships. All sorts of people take this class, including people who want to know more about their Jewish colleagues’ religion, and grandparents of children being raised Jewish who are not Jewish themselves.
While every class is slightly different, there are some main constants that you can expect: Rabbi Heather will explain some basics about the Jewish texts that will be used to teach the course and he or she will likely distribute copies of these materials to you. Then you will dive in together to talk about the texts; how they illustrate Jewish values and thought and how they may be related to our contemporary lives. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
There is no “typical” Intro participant but there will definitely be other interfaith couples in your class. Both couples and individuals take the course. Our participants come from a variety of religious and racial backgrounds. Gay and lesbian couples frequently participate in Taste of Judaism. Some of our participants are Jewish individuals who want to reconnect and/or learn more about Judaism and some are not Jewish but are curious about Judaism.