This course will cover some key, basic concepts in Judaism, including life cycle rituals and the Spring holidays, while looking at multiple perspectives within each topic. This course will allow Jewish students to gain a clearer sense of how they want to personally practice Judaism, as well as expose non-Jewish students to aspects of Judaism that can be incorporated into any person’s life, while giving ALL of the students the opportunity to evolve their own spiritual or religious identity and explore Judaism as a religion and a culture.
Assignments include weekly readings and short reading responses, as well as three independent out-of-class experiences that relate to Jewish culture or religion (ex: going to Shabbat, visiting the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF, etc.) that YOU get to choose.
Each class is taught by a guest speaker from the local Jewish community, allowing students to get to hear lots of different Jewish voices from the Bay Area.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH JUDAISM IS NECESSARY!
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