Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz: What does the rich, multi-faceted heritage of Judaism offer you? This course is for those who may or may not have been raised in a Jewish home, but are seeking a better understanding of the basic Jewish spiritual and ethical practices, philosophical understandings, and cultural activities.  We will also learn about the Jewish activist tradition of tikkun olam (repairing the world).  Sundays, 10:45-11:45 a.m., 13 classes beginning January 5th (ends in June) at  UCONN’s Hillel House,  54 N. Eagleville Road (convenient on-street parking).

Jewish Principles for “Repairing the World – Tikkun Olam” with Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz: Many of us want to do what Judaism calls “tikkun olam – repairing the world” – addressing the brokenness, unnecessary suffering, injustices, violence, etc. in the world.  Many religious and secular traditions address what the goals and content of that effort should be.  This course will examine the core of what the Jewish heritage particularly has to teach us about this holy work. Tuesday evenings at the Temple, 7:00-8:00 p.m.; 9 classes beginning January 14th (ends in May).

Introductory Hebrew 1 with Gideon Hartman:  Learn to read Hebrew and a dozen or so core words and phrases, as well as some of the basic ideas of how Hebrew “works.” Wednesday evenings at the Temple, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 11 classes beginning January 22nd (ends in April).

Classes are free (donations appreciated).

There will be a nominal book fee for the Introductory Hebrew class.


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