Living Jewish Wisdom
A multi-denominational course, ideal for those exploring a deeper connection to Judaism.
Each person’s journey towards Judaism is organic and individual. We invite you to explore Judaism and your growing relationship with it through the lenses of different Jewish denominations. This course introduces the central Jewish ideas and practices, texts and experiences that form the foundation of a Jewish life. This course will give you the tools to choose an informed, healthy and whole commitment to Jewish living and the Jewish people, whether you are already Jewish, considering conversion*, or simply curious about a Peoplehood different than your own.
“This course is wonderful. The teachers are friendly and open. Anyone with an interest in religion is well advised to take the course and gain fascinating insight into Judaism.” – John, Student
“The strength of the class is making one comfortable to question and be critical of all the information presented. The instructors were sincerely committed to my learning without proselytizing.” – Ivan, Student
*This course is solely an educational endeavor. Enrolling does not guarantee conversion. An individual who chooses to pursu e conversion will choose a mentoring rabbi/educator and will continue the process based on the rabbi/educator’s specific denominational requirements. The partners of conversion candidates are expected to participate fully in the course. If students choose to purse conversion, there will be addition fees outlined by the mentoring rabbi/educator.
|Locations:||At this time, classes are to be held on Zoom. Once we are able, classes will resume at Beth Torah.|
Classes will take place primarily at Beth Torah Congregation, located at 47 Glenbrook Avenue – off Dufferin, south of Lawrence. We can be reached easily by TTC on the Dufferin bus Northbound from Dufferin Station, or Southbound from Wilson Station. Alternatively, the Glencairn bus from Davisville and Glencairn Stations will bring you within a short walk from the Synagogue.
|Orientation:||February 4, 2021 at 7 pm on Zoom. A link will be shared for those interested. Fill out the form below to be added to the list.|
|Frequency:||weekly (with some additional classes, gatherings and field trips) throughout the year.|
|Cost:||$2,000 (same fee for an individual or a couple). Financial assistance may be available to qualified applicants upon request. Cheque memo to say “Living Jewish Wisdom”. The fee does not include cost of books or materials.|
|Instructors:||To provide students with a range of opinions, experiences, and teaching methods, we have gathered a variety of rabbis and educators from different denominational backgrounds. The following educators will instruct one or more classes throughout the year: |
Eli Rubenstein, Congregation Habonim
Rabbi Yossi Sapirman, Beth Torah Congregation
Rabbi Miriam Margles, Danforth Jewish Circle
Rabbi Aaron Levy, Makom
Rabbi Jarrod Grover, Beth Tikvah Synagogue
Shayna Kravetz, Jewish Educator
Rabbi Louis Sachs, Beth Tikvah Synagogue
Rabbi Aviva Goldberg – Shir Libeynu (Emeritus)
Rabbi Lori Cohen – Temple Shalom, Waterloo
Roseanne Mason – Administrator
Limited spaces available.
To enroll, fill out the registration form below.
For more information, contact Roseanne Mason
Tel: (416) 816-9521