Rabbi Needleman Teaching Judaism Class at TKAE


Join Us For A Class To Renourish or Explore Judaism

Meeting Wednesdays from Aug. 26 through Nov. 11 at  7:15 p.m., our Introduction to Judaism Course provides an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of Jewish traditions, holidays, life cycle ceremonies and history.  This tuition-free course is open to all and designed for individuals or couples wishing to explore Judaism as well as those considering becoming Jewish.

Participants will gain a familiarity with the symbols and meanings of the seasons of the Jewish year and lives both based in the home and synagogue. In addition, you will be invited to join us at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El to celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days.

Introduction to Judaism Course Weekly Outline

  1. Beginnings and Orientation:  The sense of Jewish time and role of Shabbat. The concept of holiness in Judaism.
  2. High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  3. Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Permanence and fragility. The centrality of Torah in Jewish life.
  4. Life Cycle I: Birth to Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  5. Life Cycle II: Marriage, Death and mourning
  6. Passover and a Model Seder: Exodus, redemption and memory.
  7. Jewish History I: From the Bible to the Roman Empire
  8. History II: From Rome to the Holocaust
  9. History III: Israel to Zionism and the modern age
  10. Shavuot and The Minor Festivals: Purim and Chanukah
  11. Peoplehood and Conversion
  12. Jewish Theology: Different views of God, faith and messiah


For more information, call Aly at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El at 954-472-1988.

We also welcome visitors to Shabbat and the High Holy Days.