Conversations About Jewish Living

TIME: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for 10 Weeks beginning January 11, 2017

PLACE: The Eden Room at Congregation Micah

LEADERS: Vicki Estrin and Ron Heady

ABOUT: This course is an exploration of Jewish living and values through text and conversation. Topics include spirituality, the synagogue, kashrut, holiness, Jewish rituals, holy days, and more.  This course is perfect for those who have always wanted to take “Introduction to Judaism” and for those who also want to deepen their understanding of Jewish living.

Week 1: January 11 Topic: Rhythms of Life and Symbols in Daily Life Discussion Board Guiding question for next week: Ritual and community prayer: what is the purpose and appropriate setting for these kinds of prayers. 

Week 1: January 11

Topic: Rhythms of Life and Symbols in Daily Life

Discussion Board

Guiding question for next week: Ritual and community prayer: what is the purpose and appropriate setting for these kinds of prayers. 

Week 2: January 18 Topic: Tefillah (Individual and Community Prayer) Discussion Board Guiding question for next week: How does "keeping kosher" fit into the rhythms of Jewish living?

Week 2: January 18

Topic: Tefillah (Individual and Community Prayer)

Discussion Board

Guiding question for next week: How does "keeping kosher" fit into the rhythms of Jewish living?

Week 3: January 25 Topic: Kashrut Discussion Board Guiding question for next week: How do the many blessings help to "mark time" in the rhythm of Jewish living? 

Week 3: January 25

Topic: Kashrut

Discussion Board

Guiding question for next week: How do the many blessings help to "mark time" in the rhythm of Jewish living? 

 
Week 4: February 1 Topic: Berakhot (Blessings)  Discussion Board Guiding question for next week:

Week 4: February 1

Topic: Berakhot (Blessings) 

Discussion Board

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Week 5: February 8 Topic: Jewish Calendar and Shabbat Discussion Board Guiding question for next week:

Week 5: February 8

Topic: Jewish Calendar and Shabbat

Discussion Board

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Week 6: February 15 Topic: Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur  Discussion Board Guiding question for next week:  

Week 6: February 15

Topic: Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur 

Discussion Board

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Week 8: March 1

Topic: Other Holidays and Festivals

Discussion Board

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Week 7: February 22

Topic: Pesach and Seder

Discussion Board

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Week 9: March 8

Topic: Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Discussion Board

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Week 10: March 15

Topic: Life Cycle Events

Discussion Board

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