An In Depth Introduction to Judaism (formerly The Course)
An In Depth Introduction to Judaism is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and people who are considering conversion to Judaism. This class touches on many aspects of Judaism, from birth to death, including Jewish diversity and identity, and American Judaism and Israel. An In Depth Introduction to Judaism is taught by Congregation Emanu-El Clergy. Graduates of the class are encouraged to continue learning in the Tauber Jewish Studies Program.
Conversion students must complete all three trimesters of An In Depth Introduction to Judaism before entering the mikvah (ritual bath for conversion). An In Depth Introduction to Judaism meets on Tuesday evenings over three trimesters and has rolling admission. A student can begin in any of the trimesters. Trimesters do not have to be completed in a particular order. Refreshments will be served.
2012-2013 Syllabus and Class Handouts
Fall: Time: Seasons of Joy
October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 27; December 4, 11
Winter Space and Place: The Holy Land, Diaspora, and Community
January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5
Spring: Peoplehood: How We Think of Others and Ourselves
March 19; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
$36 members, $50 non-members (per trimester)
One-time book fee: $65 (for members and non-members)
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An In Depth Introduction to Judaism (formerly The Course) is part of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning.