Sessions 1-6

Class 1 – From Creation to the Edge of the Wilderness

Book chapter to print

Artson reading

Kushner: pp. 3 – 74

Class 2 – The World of the Bible

Book Chapter to print

 Class 3 – Exploring Jewish Diversity

Book chapter to print

Kushner: pp. 75 – 86

Understandings of Revelation

 Class 4 – Great Wheel of the Jewish Year

Book Chapter to print

Holiday chart to print

Leviticus 23 to print

Holiday vocabulary –

Kushner: pp. 87 – 92 & 106 – 142

Use this vocabulary list as a reading guide to chapters in “Jewish Literacy” by J. Telushkin.

Class 6 – Prayer

Be sure to bring a Siddur to class.  You will want a prayerbook (Siddur) that has weekday, Shabbat and holiday prayers. (High Holidays prayers will not be included. There is a special siddur for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur called a Machzor. The recommended Siddur, if you are purchasing one, is the 1985 edition of the Siddur Sim Shalom. There is an Amazon link to the right.

Reading in text

Prayer introduction from Sim Shalom (1985)

Download the iphone app: Sanctifull

R. Konigsburg prayer sermon

R. Plavin sermon on gratitude

Terminology review

R. Plavin sermon on Elohai N’shama

Read appropriate sections in the Glossary