Learn in Abq

If you want to learn about Judaism - Albuquerque offers many ways.  All ages, all levels, all styles.

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Introduction to Judaism

Kids

All Albuquerque synagogues offer education classes and programs for children, including summer camps and retreats.

Adults

All Albuquerque synagogues and many Albuquerque Jewish organizations offer adult education classes, retreats, and lectures.

Albuquerque JCC

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (505) 821-3214       www.jccabq.org

A Taste of Honey is the Albuquerque JCC’s annual, exciting, social, cultural, and educational event that offers an opportunity to savor Jewish life at its best and explore our understanding of Judaism and the Jewish experience.
And the 'J' offers classes,lectures, films, and performances throughout the year.

Albuquerque OASIS

3301 Menaul NE, Suite 18 (American Square)     Albuquerque, NM 87107     (505) 884-4529     www.oasisabq.org

OASIS is a unique educational program for mature adults who want to learn, grow and explore new ideas. OASIS offers a broad range of classes in the arts, humanities, wellness, fitness and travel, as well as volunteer opportunities

Executive Director Kathleen Raskob always makes sure to offer a large number of courses of Jewish interest.

C-DEEP - Center for Devotional Energy and Ecstatic Practice

P.O. Box 430       Jemez Springs, NM 87025       (505) 829-4069       www.rabbishefagold.com 

Rabbi Shefa Gold, Director of C-DEEP, is a leader in Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Shefa composes and performs spiritual music; teaches workshops and retreats; and trains Chant Leaders in Kol Zimra, a two year program for rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders. She is also on the faculty of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

Institute for Lifelong Learning for New Mexicans

P.O. Box 35999       Albuquerque, NM 87176       (505) 888-7370       www.lifelonglearningnm.org

The Institute for Lifelong Learning offers daytime academic-level courses, lectures, and field trips that stimulate the intellect and help to expand the knowledge of adults aged 50+ in the Albuquerque area. All offerings are taught by experts; many are retired professors and professionals. Classes are usually limited to 28 participants to encourage discussion and questions. 

Mishkan of the Heart

Of all the privileges and duties that come with being a rabbi, Rabbi Deborah J Brin feels most at home creating meaningful life cycle events. From baby-namings to funerals and everything in between, she feelsit is a privilege to fashion personalized ceremonies for people of all ages, gender identities, and intimacy constellations. 

MAKOR - Jewish Source

The goal of MAKOR is to help all of us reconnect to the source of living a meaningful life through Judaism. A spiritual practice of the Renewal Tradition, MAKOR explores the source of our individual and collective Jewish identity.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

1634 University Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87131       (505) 277-0077       ce.unm.edu/enrichment/osher

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute brings the challenge and excitement of university learning to adults 50 plus who want to explore stimulating and fascinating subjects.  All of the traditional disciplines are offered, as well as new areas of research and study.

Road Scholar Adventures in Lifelong Learning

(800) 454-5768            www.roadscholar.org

Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 6,500 educational tours in all 50 states and in 150 countries. Alongside local (New Mexico!) and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

Regularly scheduled courses of New Mexico Jewish interest include Jewish Connections in New Mexico and New Mexico's Conversos and Crypto-Jews.

Online Resources

bimbam & G-dcast

BimBam, formerly G-dcast, creates and distributes fun, accessible and smart digital media about Judaism for kids, adults and families who want to spend quality time online.

We are a non profit and our mission matters first: we’re dedicated to helping people learn and get excited about Jewish ideas and stories that help them improve themselves and their families and the whole world.

G-dcast is a non-profit production company dedicated to raising worldwide Jewish literacy using the tools and storytelling style that speak to today’s youth.

G-dcast has been working since 2008 to restore credibility to the phrase "The People of the Book."

Jewish Texts Online

Bible (Torah Prophets Writings)
Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)
Babylonian Talmud
Mishneh Torah (Preface Only)
Standard Prayer Book (Siddur)
(תנ״ך (תורה נביאים כתובים 
פּרקי אבות
תלמוד בבלי 
משׁנה תורה להרמבּ״ב ;
סדור

Learn to Read Torah & Haftorah

One excellent Internet resource is LearnTrope.com, a free service provided by Ezra M Katz.

Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas also provides audio & text for many Torah and Haftorah readings (triennial cycle).

It's not free, but Haftorah Audio is a convenient online resource for learning how to chant your Haftorah and blessings.

Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin provides audio for the High Holiday Torah readings and many others.

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