FALL 2018 SCHEDULE
The Oregon Board of Rabbis’ Introduction to Judaism Class

This schedule is currently being assembled and should be finalized by July 1, 2018. We appreciate your patience.

DATE                 TOPIC                                                                                RABBI                     LOCATION
TBA                      Introductory Session                                                            TBA                             TBA
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND TIME
TBA                      The High Holy Days
TBA                      The Ancient Hebrews: Pre-Rabbinic Period
TBA                      The Diaspora: Exile and History: Ashkenazim and Sephardim
TBA                      Rabbinic Judaism: Talmud, Mishnah, Midrash, Minhag variations
TBA                      Halakha and Aggadah
TBA                      History of Anti-Semitism
TBA                      Calendar and Cycle of Holy Days
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND GOD
TBA                      God and Theology
TBA                      Jewish Practices and Rituals
TBA                      Spirituality
TBA                      Shabbat
TBA                      Pesakh: The Jewish Master Story
TBA                      Mysticism
JEWISH COMMUNITY: ONE PEOPLE, MANY PATHS TO IDENTITY
TBA                       Life Cycle Events
TBA                       Israel
TBA                       Psycho-Social Considerations of Conversion
TBA                       The American Jewish Community

  • Classes begin at 7:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM. Please be prompt.
  • Bring your Tanakh (Bible) and your notebook (both of which you will receive on the first night of class) to each Thursday night lecture.
  • Sheri will be happy to speak with students privately after class, by appointment during the week, or by phone (except on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, from Friday evening sundown to Saturday evening, one hour after sundown).
  • Preparing for each lecture by reading the recommended material will enhance your learning experience.