Madison rabbis and educators are joining together again this year to co-teach this cross-denominational Introduction to Judaism course. Sponsored by Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Temple Beth El, and Beth Israel Center, we are pleased to continue this into our fourth year. We will cover a wide range of topics concerning the fundamentals of Jewish thought, history, and practice over the 16 sessions that we will spend together.
Class begins on Thursday evening, January 9, and runs until May 14. It meets from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm and will be held for eight sessions at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, and eight sessions at Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street. In addition to the Thursday class sessions, we will organize special excursions around Jewish Madison.
This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the basics of Judaism. It can stand alone as adult education course or it can serve as a pre-requisite for conversion to Judaism. Often intermarried couples take this course together.
Tuition (which does not include the cost of books) is as follows: Members of a Madison synagogue: $100 per person, $175 per couple. Non-members: $150 per person, $250 per couple. Undergraduate or Graduate students: $50. We have a twelve student minimum for the class to happen. Scholarships are available.
Please contact Joy Zotalis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 257-2944 for further information.