Judaism 101

This class has passed and will be offered again in 2019

Dates: Mondays, October 15-December 17, 2018 (meets weekly for 10 sessions)

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street SF 94103

Open to members and non-members


Over the course of ten weeks we will be learning about the foundations of Judaism – covering history, sacred texts, theology, liturgy, Jewish denominations and diversity, the holiday cycle, Shabbat, varying relationships to Israel, and aspects of secular and cultural Judaism. There will be time in each session for you to bring your questions and insights as we create a shared community of interest and exploration.

If you’re interested in learning about Judaism – whatever your background – if you’re looking for a refresher course, are in an interfaith couple exploring Jewish life, and if you’re considering conversion to Judaism through our Journey to Judaism program – this is the course for you! No previous Jewish knowledge is required. Just bring a thirst for learning and discussing!

Judaism 101 will be facilitated by Director of Education, Sue Bojdak, education@shaarzahav.org


All services, classes,and events at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav are Accessible and Fragrance-Free. In order to support those of our members who have chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing cologne, aftershave, perfume, scented hair or skin products, or washing your clothing with scented laundry detergent. For more information on this subject, including why it’s important and how to be Fragrance-Free, please see the following:  eastbaymeditation.org