Exploring Judaism

At Central Synagogue

About the course

Taught by Rabbi Lisa Rubin and other Educators, this semester-long course will give students a foundation in the basic tenets of Judaism. Areas such as history, holidays, life-cycle events, theology, prayer, and communal life will be explored through foundational Jewish texts, beliefs, and customs.

The November 2017 Cohort of Exploring Judaism is now full.
Please check back as registration for the January 2018 Cohort of Explorig Judaism will begin shortly.
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We are now accepting registrants for the next course beginning on January 24, 2017 and running through July 11, 2018.


Our People

Rabbi Lisa Rubin

Rabbi Lisa Rubin

Director of Exploring Judaism & Conversion Studies

Rabbi April Davis

Rabbi April Davis

Required Reading

Students should purchase the following books prior to the first class:

Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
by George Robinson

Finding God
by Rifat Sonsino and Daniel B. Syme

Introduction to Judaism: A Sourcebook
compiled and edited by Stephen J. Einstein and Lydia Kukoff

The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living
by Daniel B. Syme

Tanakh (Jewish Bible)