Curriculum

Class Outline

 

WEEK 1: From Creation to the Edge of Wilderness: A sweeping introduction to the Torah

 

WEEK 2: The World of the Bible: Tour the first thousand years of Jewish history

 

WEEK 3: Heart of Many Rooms: Jewish diversity

 

WEEK 4: Holy Days – The Wheel of the Year

 

WEEK 5: Shabbat – A Palace in Time

 

WEEK 6: When Do I Bow? (And other questions about Jewish prayer)

 

WEEK 7: Passover – The Jewish Master Story

 

WEEK 8: God – Encountering the Holy

 

WEEK 9: Talmud – Argument for the Sake of Heaven

 

WEEK 10: Starting Over – The High Holidays

 

WEEK 11: Kashrut – The Original Soul Food

 

WEEK 12: Philosophers, Poets and Mystics

 

WEEK 13: Marriage, Love and Kosher Sex

 

WEEK 14: From Birth to B’nai Mitzvah – Raising a Mensch

 

WEEK 15: A Time to Mourn – Traditions for Death, Grief and Healing

 

WEEK 16: Out of the Darkness – Stories from the Holocaust

 

WEEK 17: Israel – Dreaming of Deliverance

 

WEEK 18: The Jewish Mission to Heal the World

Communal Holiday Celebrations

 

Goodblatt Academy sponsors holiday celebrations throughout the year so that students can meet and learn about Jewish holidays together. 

Celebrations take place at our satellite locations, are family-friendly, and all are welcome.

Hebrew

Hebrew is the language of our sacred texts and the living language of the state of Israel.

 

Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not required to study in the Goodblatt Academy program. Our synagogue host locations offer opportunities for learning Hebrew, and welcome Goodblatt Academy students.

Beginner's Hebrew at Temple Beth Zion/Beth Israel, Monday nights, 6:00 PM, preceding Goodblatt Academy classes. More information and registration here.

CLASS SCHEDULES

View our complete calendar here.

 

View schedules of each class:

Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El

Temple Beth Zion/Beth Israel

Germantown Jewish Centre

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