Gateways into Judaism

Sunday, 22nd November 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Booking ends on Monday, 22nd November at 3:30pm

A journey together looking back at Jewish history as it fits within human history and discovering together how each of our key texts, rituals, and object have all been part of a clear, logical, and perhaps even beautiful response to the realities of the moment.


We will begin with Gateways into Jewish Thought where we focus on our sacred texts and then in the late winter/early spring will move into the ritual objects within our tradition.

Much of our Jewish education focuses around “what.”

“What is the Torah, and what does it say?”

“What is the Talmud, and what is its importance for Progressive Jews today?”

Even, “What is a tallit,” or “What are tefillin?”

But perhaps the more important questions are “why,” “how,” and even “who.”

“Why does the Torah exist, and how did it come to be, not only as a document, but one of such importance? Who is responsible for writing and editing it, and why? What did they hope to gain and what purpose did is serve at the time?

Why is that purpose still relevant and if not, how do we maintain relevance?”

These questions can be asked for all sacred writing and object within Judaism, for the Torah, Talmud, Zohar, Shulkhan Aruch and even our Reform Siddur to Tallitot, Kippot, Shabbat candles, and Tefillin.

The classes are scheduled to run on Sundays from 15:30 to 17:00, although my classes nearly always run later because the discussion is so much fun!

Ticket Holders

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295CF...5805DA3 Active Josephine Woolfson   Thursday, 8th October 2:13pm
83F03...DEAE43D Active Robert Alan Dyson   Thursday, 8th October 5:13pm
8A574...960D2DE Active Adrian Tellwright   Friday, 9th October 11:00am
CB740...09A6BFD Active Gary Drake   Friday, 9th October 6:41pm
CD999...654CD4C Active Jeremy & Thea Jacob   Sunday, 11th October 6:29pm
02591...2DD25AB Active Helen Michael   Thursday, 15th October 7:26pm
1317D...6D29129 Active Stevie-Anne Melia   Friday, 16th October 2:55am
90E44...02A709A Active Elaine Moss   Tuesday, 20th October 11:45am
7154F...243482C Active Madeleine Kingsley   Thursday, 22nd October 1:34pm
98738...2DB66E8 Active Jane Williams   Sunday, 25th October 10:23am
CDE8C...2237F77 Active Judi Leader   Sunday, 25th October 2:34pm
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9EF7E...D4580AF Active Barbara Salas   Friday, 30th October 7:46pm
DB4DA...E905863 Active Barbara Salas   Saturday, 31st October 5:54pm
68C49...FE14C41 Active David Bates   Sunday, 1st November 8:33pm
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98C43...CE65B0C Active Stacey Koenig   Sunday, 22nd November 4:24am