SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE
The Oregon Board of Rabbis’ Introduction to Judaism Class

DATE                                       TOPIC                                                                                                           RABBI(S)
#1        1/26/17                      [A] Introductory Session: Round Table Discussion                             Stone, Schulman, Mayer, Joseph, Kosak

UNIT ONE THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND TIME
#2         2/2/17                     [B] The Hebrew Calendar                                                                              Rutenberg Gesher
# 3        2/9/17                     [D] The Ancient Hebrews: Biblical Period
Earliest History of the Israelite Religion                                                Joseph
#4         2/16/17                   [E] Rabbinic Judaism: From Nation to Religion/from Sacrifice to Prayer                Kaplan
#5         2/23/17                   [C] Shabbat: A Cathedral in Time; Home Traditions and Synagogue Observance  Kolodny
#6         3/2/17                     [N] Life Cycle Events                                                                                         Cohen

UNIT TWO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND GOD
#7          3/9/17                     [H] God and Theology: Covenant and Theodicy                                            Isaak
# 8         3/16/17                   [F] Halakha and Aggadah; Guides to Jewish Life: Talmud, Commentary, Responsa            Fischer
#9          3/23/17                  [K] Prayer and Spirituality: Community Worship and Private Communion with God    Kosak/Rose
#10        3/30/17                  [I] Pesach: The Master Story of Jewish Identity; History and Celebration                Posen
#11         4/6/17                    [L] The Jewish Home:Practice and Ritual: Kashrut, Mitzvot; Tikkun Olam, Family Traditions           Rutenberg
#12        4/13/17                   [J] Mysticism: Sefirot; Historical Development                                              Stone
UNIT THREE THE JEWISH COMMUNITY: ONE PEOPLE, MANY PATHS TO IDENTITY
#13         4/27/17                 [G] Diaspora: Israel: Exile and Return, Communities Throughout the World          Seidel
#14         5/4/17                   [M] Anti-Semitism: History of Jewish/Christian Relations in Europe and U.S.       Dunsker
#15         5/11/17                  [R] The American Jewish Community: History, Agencies, Community Relations   Cahana
#16         5/18/17                 [O] Israel and Zionism                                                                                              Stone

#17          5/25/17                [Q] The High Holy Days: History, Observance                                                   Donnell
#18         6/8/17                  [P] Varieties of Judaism: A Panel Discussion, Graduation                               Rose, Kolodny, Cahana

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