Introduction to Judaism, Part 1 - Temple Beth El, Tacoma, WA

This class offers an overview of Jewish holidays and life cycle observances, rituals, prayer and liturgy, sacred texts, beliefs and values. We will discuss and explore the meaning of primary Jewish texts on each of these topics. The class is open to non-Jews and Jews interested in learning more about Judaism. Part 2 of the class, which will examine Jewish history, will be offered in the spring.


Textbooks need to be purchased separately by student. Textbooks (Amazon): “Jewish Literacy Revised Ed.” by Joseph Telushkin “Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity” by Rabbi Beth Lieberman and Rabbi Hara Person