Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake offers Judaism 101, a new twice-monthly yearlong class for shul members and the larger community. The course, taught by the synagogue’s Rabbi Loren Monosov, follows the curriculum of the Miller Introduction to Judaism program at American Jewish University.
The course is for non-Jewish partners raising Jewish children, people who want to convert to Judaism, anyone who wants a refresher course in Judaism, and in general everyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism. Topics include Jewish history from creation to modern times, the Jewish lifecycle from birth to death, Shabbat and holidays, biblical and rabbinic texts, prayer and God, Israel and the Hebrew language, rituals and kashrut, and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Students who are interested in converting to Judaism can take this class; it possibly could result in a conversion with Rabbi Monosov. The class begins Tuesday, May 21 at 8 p.m., and continues through March. For more information, email email@example.com.