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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 six classes to a different synagogue, in order to reflect Dayton’s diverse and colorful Jewish community.

2018 – 2019 Class Schedule

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

Beth Abraham (305 Sugar Camp Circle, Dayton, OH 45409) www.bethabrahamdayton.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; 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

Contact Us

Upcoming Events

Sep 12

P2G Academics Dinner

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Sep 15

YAD (ages 21-35) @ Top Golf

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topgolf
9568 Water Front Dr
West Chester Township OH
Sep 17

How to Support Young Readers

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Sep 22

Men’s Event with Author Michael Coles

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Sep 25

Klezmer Kids Concert

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Ave.
Oakwood OH

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