Online Hebrew/Biblical Text Resources
High Holy Days for Rookies (And we are all rookies!)
Taught by: Rabbi SAM Luckey
Weekly on Monday – starting Monday, August 8 from 7:00-8:45pm (PT) via Zoom
Join Rabbi SAM for this 8 session course (including a session between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and a session on the second night of Sukkot). From Elul (the month before Rosh Hashanah) through Sukkot (the harvest festival after Yom Kippur) and Simchat Torah (the party for finishing and renewing the Torah reading cycle), Judaism goes big for this annual waterfall of holy times. What is it all about? Together we will learn about, prepare for, and experience the High Holy Days. This class is especially geared towards people who are newer to this sacred cycle, folks in or interested in the Conversion and Adult B’Mitzvah programs, and folks eager to dive deeper into their Jewish holiday practices. Learn More
Essentials of Judaism
Taught by: Rabbi Dev Noily
Beginning on Mon., November 7, 2022 from 7-9pm
Join Rabbi Dev for this 7 weekly course for a deep dive into some of the juiciest parts of Jewish practice and life. This class is required for Conversion and Adult B’Mitzvah students and is open to all. Learn More
Classes Beyond Kehilla
Intro to the Jewish Experience class: Jewish Holidays and Lifecycle
Taught by: Rabbi Ruth Adar
Weekly on Sundays – starting October 23 thru December 18, from 3:30-5pm (PT) via Zoom
This is part of a three class cycle, sponsored by Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA. Each of the three terms is 8 weeks long, taught via Zoom. Several Kehilla folks have attended these classes in past years, with great reviews. Registration will close at the first class. Tuition is $200 a term, with a “Pay What You Can” option” and NO one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Learn More
Learning * Reflection * Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah * Conversion *
If you’ve been thinking about giving your interest in Jewish experience more focused attention, Kehilla would like to encourage, and help support your effort. However you define what “Jewish” (or “Kehillian”) experience means to you, there are opportunities to explore and enrich that part of your life. You may have a desire to study toward a bar/bat mitzvah ceremony, or a conversion, or just to give yourself the gift of deeper personal exploration.
We’re offering a variety of experiences: classes (Hebrew included), groups, partnered study (chevruta), solo study, personal reflection and exploration of mitzvot and the spiritual underpinnings of social action. Some participants will identify a concrete goal; others will just see what develops.
If this intrigues you, please respond (“I’m curious” is a sufficient response, more is welcome) to email@example.com . No commitment now—let’s talk!