Exploring Judaism

Exploring Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Discover what could be meaningful to you in Liberal Judaism. All people, perspectives, and questions are welcome!

Classes normally take place on zoom on the first Saturday of the month (on occasions this changes to accommodate Jewish festivals) between 2 and 4:30pm.

For full details of the programme, please download our Course Booklet. To register to attend classes, please email the rabbis.

Course Overview

(if you click on the session title, you can access the reading for each class)

1 Introduction to the Course 3 Sept 2022
The Yamim Nora’im (High Holy Days): The Days of Awe
2 What is Judaism? – Who are the Jewish People? 1 Oct
The Three Pilgrim Festivals
3 The People of the Book 5 Nov
The Calendar and Shabbat
4 Jewish Prayer and the Synagogue 3 Dec
From Creation to Enlightenment
5 What Do Jews Believe? 7 Jan 2023
Other Jewish Holidays
6 Marriage, Partnership and More 4 Feb
The British Jewish Experience
7 Creating a Jewish Life and Home 4 March
The Shoah (Holocaust)
8 The Three Pilgrim Festivals: Pesach 1 April
Israel and Zionism
9 Raising the Next Generation 6 May
Becoming Part of a Jewish Family and the Jewish People, Jewish Journeys
10 End of Life, Death, and Mourning 3 June
Next Steps and Being Part of the Jewish Community
11 Time for additional unanswered questions (TBC) 1 July