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Intro to Judaism


Interested in Jewish history and ritual? Involved in an interfaith relationship? Want to learn more about your Jewish neighbors, friends, or family members? Seeking conversion?

Organized and taught by the rabbis of The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton. The course offers an in-depth look at Judaism from Conservative, Orthodox/Traditional, and Reform perspectives along with guest speakers who offer their insights and broaden exposure to the Jewish community. Presented by the Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton; Beth Abraham Synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, Temple Beth Or, Temple Israel; with the support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.

Intro to Judaism is held once a year between Fall and Spring quarter. Classes are held one night a week for roughly 17 weeks. Class location typically rotates every four classes to a different synagogue, in order to reflect Dayton’s diverse and colorful Jewish community.

2020-2021 Class Schedule

All classes are on Mondays from 7 – 8:30PM.

Beth Abraham Synagogue (305 Sugar Camp Circle, Dayton, OH 45409), www.bethabrahamdayton.org
Beth Jacob Synagogue (7020 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45415), www.bethjacobcong.org
Temple Beth Or (5275 Marshall Rd, Dayton, OH 45429), 937-435-3400, www.templebethor.com
Temple Israel (130 Riverside Dr, Dayton, OH 45405), 937-496-0050, www.tidayton.org

The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton consists of:

Rabbi Judy Chessin, Chair, The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton, Temple Beth Or
Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg, Beth Abraham Synagogue; Rabbi Zeibel Agar, Beth Jacob Synagogue; Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel

Topics Covered

God & the Torah
Prayer & Liturgy
Shabbat
Holidays
Life Cycle Events
Jewish History
Holocaust & Anti-Semitism

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