Introduction to Judaism

The Rabbinical and Cantorial Association of Albuquerque (RACAA), Congregation Albert, Congregation B'nai Israel, Congregation Nahalat Shalom and the Albuquerque JCC  are sponsoring an Introduction to Judaism class for those who are interested in a journey toward Judaism or who are already on their Jewish journey. 

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Required Reading

Essential Judaism by George Robinson

Living Judaism by Wayne Dosick

Jewish Holidays by Michael Strassfeld

JPS Tanach

Suggested Reading

Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Settings of Silver by Stephen Wylan 

Essential Judaism by George Robinson

Choosing Judaism by Lydia Kukoff

Lovesong: Becoming a Jew by Julius Lester 

Finding God: Selected Responses by Rifat Soncino & Daniel Syme 

Class Schedule

January 25 – Perspectives on Conversion; Who is a Jew & What is Judaism (All Teachers) 

February 1 – God & Faith (Rabbi Citrin)

February 8 – Jewish Texts: TaNaCh (Rabbi Flicker)

February 15 – Jewish Texts: Talmud, Midrash, Pirkei Avot (Rabbi Citrin)

February 22 – Jewish Ethics (Rabbi Citrin)

March 1 - Talking to God: Prayer, Communal Worship, Tour of Facility & worship space (Cantor Finn)

March 8 – Life Cycle: Birth, Education, Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Wedding (Rabbi Flicker)

March 12/13 – Celebrate Purim at the Congregation of your Choice!

March 15 – Life Cycle: Death & Mourning, Kashrut, Mezuzah (Rabbi Carp)

March 22 - The Jewish Year: Chanukah, Tu Bishvat, Purim, Tisha B’Av and the Jewish Calendar (Rabbi Baz)

March 29 - The Jewish Year: High Holy Days & Festivals (Rabbi Baz)

April 5 – Shabbat (Cantor Finn)

April 10/11/12 – Celebrate Passover at the Congregation of your Choice!

April 19 – Comparative Judaism, Judaism & Other Faith Traditions, Chanukah & Christmas (Rabbi Carp)

April 26 – Emancipation & Jews in Europe (Rabbi Carp)

May 3 – Anti-Semitism and the Shoah (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

May 10 – Zionism and the State of Israel (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

May 17 – A Practical Guide & other questions (Cantor Finn)

Tuition & Registration

Tuition: $54 plus books.

To register, contact Susan @ (505) 883-1818 or or


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