Introduction to Judaism

The Rabbinical and Cantorial Association of Albuquerque (RACAA) is sponsoring a 2018 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

JPS Tanach by ... well, you know

Essential Judaism by George Robinson

Jewish Holidays by Michael Strassfeld

Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Lights in the Forest by Rabbi Paul Citrin et al

Finding God: Selected Responses by Rifat Soncino & Daniel Syme

Suggested Reading

A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah by Mary E Carter

Settings of Silver by Stephen Wylan

Choosing Judaism by Lydia Kukoff

Lovesong: Becoming a Jew by Julius Lester

Spring 2018Class Schedule [click here for downloadable PDF]

January 17 – Perspectives on Conversion; Who is a Jew & What is Judaism (All RACAA)

January 24 – God & Faith (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

January 31 – Jewish Texts: TaNaCh (Rabbi Citrin)

February 7 – Jewish Texts: Talmud, Midrash (Rabbi Citrin)

February 14 – Jewish Ethics: Pirke Avot (Rabbi Citrin)

February 21 – Jewish Ethics (Rabbi Citrin)

February 28 & March 1 – Celebrate Purim at the Congregation of your Choice!

March 7 – Talking to God: Prayer, Communal Worship, Tour of Facility & worship space (Cantor Finn)

March 14 – Life Cycle: Birth, Education, Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Wedding (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

March 21 – Life Cycle: Death & Mourning, Kashrut, Mezuzah (Cantor Finn)

March 28 - The Jewish Year: Chanukah, Tu Bishvat, Purim, Tisha B’Av and the Jewish Calendar (Rabbi Carp)

March 30 ~ April 7 – Celebrate Pesach at the Congregation of your Choice!

April 4 - The Jewish Year: High Holy Days & Festivals (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

April 11 – Shabbat (Cantor Finn)

April 18 – Comparative Judaism, Judaism & Other Faith Traditions, Chanukah & Christmas (Rabbi Carp)

April 25 – The Making of Modern Jews (Rabbi Carp)

May 2 – Anti-Semitism and the Shoah (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

May 9 – Zionism and the State of Israel (Rabbi Rosenfeld)

May 23 – 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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