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Exploring Jewish Living

An introduction to the basic traditions and structure of Judaism. 

Welcome!  We are so happy that you are looking to explore your Jewish journey at Congregation Beth Shalom.

The Exploring Jewish Living class with Beth Huppin follows an entire Jewish holiday cycle from the fall High Holy Days to Shavuot in the spring.  Beyond holiday and festival practices, the class provides space for the study and practice of kashrut, worship, text study, and a Hebrew class geared toward your level of proficiency. We will study the essential spiritual, religious, ethical, legal, historical, and cultural elements that inspire a commitment to Jewish life and involvement. Participants will be encouraged to explore various forms of Jewish identity through practice.

The class is for current members of the Beth Shalom community and those who aspire to be part of our community. 

This class is appropriate forβ€”

1 –  those who have been Jewish their whole lives but would like to know more

2 – those who are interested in Judaism and looking for an interactive environment to explore and learn 

3 – and is a requirement for anyone looking to convert to Judaism through Beth Shalom

Timing and Tuition

Class will meet in person on Tuesday evenings, September 2022 through May 2023. The class fee includes tuition for Hebrew I, which meets on the same evening (or a different one of our Hebrew class offerings that meets your needs). Hebrew classes meet 7-8pm and Exploring Jewish Living from 8-9pm. Tuition is $500/member, $600/non-member. Take it with a partner for a discount: $700 for partners (members), $800 for partners (non-members). Note that only one partner needs to be a member. Scholarships are also available. 

More Information

Check out these resources to deepen your learning about Jewish life. Here are topics that will be covered in class. 

We request folks considering conversion to attend Shabbat morning services at Beth Shalom prior to beginning the official conversion process to know that Beth Shalom is a good fit for them.  You are welcome to attend in person or by streaming here. Please let us know if contact from a Beth Shalom staff member is important to you prior to attending services and we will reach out to you.

Living Judaism 2022-23 Application


Tue, July 5 2022 6 Tammuz 5782