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The Jews: History, Sacred Texts and Eternal Values

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JCP Co-Working Space

40 Worth Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10013

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An Introduction to Jewish life and civilization, taught by Rabbi Andy Bachman and Student Rabbi Deena Gottlieb

Tuesdays • 11 Sessions
March 26 to June 18, 7:30 PM
(No class on April 23 and June 4)
*Note the May 7 class will be held onsite at the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue

An 11 week course to learn anew or review what you knew about what it means to be a Jew. (Say that ten times fast and win a knish.)

Beginning March 26, Rabbi Andy Bachman and Deena Gottlieb will teach in an informal seminar style with open conversation and dialogue encouraged. We will explore the many facets of Jewish life over the centuries, with special attention to the meaning and relevance of Jewish values, texts and rituals to our lives today in the twenty-first century. The course is open to all.


Reading Material

  • Arthur Hertzberg’s Jews: The Essence and Character of a People
  • Anita Diamant’s Living a Jewish Life
  • Harold Kushner’s To Life
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Sabbath
  • Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land

Course Outline
Week One: Welcome and Introductions and Timeline
Week Two: Torah, Prophets and Writings
Week Three: The Rabbis—Midrash, Mishnah & Talmud
Week Four: Organizing Principles of Jewish Civilization Part I: The Sabbath
Week Five: Organizing Principles of Jewish Civilization II: The Calendar
Week Six: Organizing Principles of Jewish Civilization Part III: Prayer
Week Seven: Jews and Others: Chosenness & A Light Unto the Nations
Week Eight: Birth, Marriage, Death
Week Nine: Anti-Semitism/Holocaust
Week Ten: Zionism
Week Eleven: Final Session: Remaining Questions - Moving Forward

Contacts
Rabbi Andy Bachman abachman@jcpdowntown.org
Student Rabbi Deena Gottlieb dgottlieb@jcpdowntown.org

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New York, NY 10013

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