Introduction to the Jewish Experience

Three courses in basic Judaism taught by Rabbi Ruth Adar. The series is for anyone who hasn’t had a basic Jewish education, or who wishes to learn as an adult. Each course consists of eight weekly classes. Courses may be taken in any order. Participants can take one, two, or three courses. Please see other course offerings below. For more information, contact Rabbi Adar.

Two courses for Winter begin 1/2/22
(Registration information to be announced)

Traditions of Judaism (Jewish Diversity)
Sundays, 1:30-3:00pm PT

Jewish History Through Texts:
Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm PT

One course for Spring begins 3/6/22
(Registration information to be announced)

Traditions of Judaism (Jewish Diversity)
Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm PT

(Registration for Fall 2021 courses - Jewish History Through Texts and Jewish Holidays and Lifecycle - has closed.)

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Rabbi Adar has taught students from the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist traditions. She welcomes students from many places: curious about Judaism, converting to Judaism, just want to understand Jewish relatives better, and some who just began working for a Jewish nonprofit. She welcome students from marginalized Jewish backgrounds: persons of color, LGBTQI persons, and students with disabilities. Rabbi Adar herself is a lesbian with disabilities, and she became a Jew as an adult. She is a member in good standing of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and the Northern California Board of Rabbis.