Intro to Judaism class underway

Intro to Judaism class underway

“Introduction to Judaism” an online program taught by five rabbis — including one who is local, Rabbi Meeka Simerly of Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne — is underway and continues on Mondays, at 7:30 p.m. The course is free; donations are welcome.

It’s for people who are thinking of becoming Jewish or who already are Jewish but would like to know more about Judaism.

On April 19, the topic will be “People of the Book: Introduction to Jewish Texts, Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash, and more.” April 26 continues with “Living Jewishly I — Introduction to the Jewish Calendar, Minor Holidays and Shabbat” followed on May 3 with “Living Jewishly II — Major Holidays, Jewish Festivals and Days of Awe.” On May 10, it’ll be “Jewish Diversity”; May 17’s topic is “What do Jews Believe? God and Prayer.” On May 24, the session will look at “Jewish Life Cycles I — Jewish home, Birth, B’nai Mitzvah, Marriage,” followed on June 7 with “Jewish Life Cycles II — Bikkur Cholim, Death & Dying, Olam Ha’Bah, and Organ Donation.” June 14 brings the topic of “Anti-Semitism/Holocaust/Modern Jewish History” and the course concludes on June 21 with “Israel — People, State, and Government.”

For information, email Rabbi Simerly at To register, email:

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