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Jewish Essentials

A Guide to Jewish Life and Living

A six-part lecture-series on the foundations of Jewish life. Blending the spiritual and the practical, “The Essentials” will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of Judaism and hopefully whet your appetite for continued growth and study in pursuit of your heritage.

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Jewish Essentials - Part 1
What does it mean to be a Jew? Join us as we explore the fundamentals of Judaism and our role in the world. This class is the first of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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Jewish Essentials - Part 2
The holy day of Shabbat is more than just a day of rest. Discover the what, how and why of this special day we were gifted. This class is the second of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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Jewish Essentials - Part 3
Learn the basic principles for the Jew’s diet of kosher and whet your palette with its significance and meaning. This class is the third of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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Jewish Essentials - Part 4
Take a journey through the Jewish calendar and get an elementary overview of the Jewish holidays and their customs. This class is the forth of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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Jewish Essentials - Part 5
A look at the milestones in life that we celebrate together, which remind us who we are and why we are here: birth, circumcision, bar/bat-mitzvah, wedding. This class is the fifth lecture of a six-part series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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Jewish Essentials - Part 6
What does Judaism say about marital intimacy? Introduce meaning and sanctity into your marriage with the beautiful observances of mikvah. This class is the sixth lecture of a six-part series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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