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 pursue 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 pursue conversion, there will be addition fees outlined by the mentoring rabbi/educator.

Locations:Classes are to be held as a hybrid model, in person but Zoom will be available. We will meet at Congregation Habonim.

Classes will take place primarily at Habonim, located at 5 Glen Park Avenue, off Bathurst St. 1 block north of Glencairn. We can be reached easily by TTC on the Bathurst #7 bus. Alternatively, the Glencairn bus from Davisville and Glencairn Stations will bring you within a short block walk from the Synagogue.
Will begin on February 16th, 2023. A link will be shared for those interested. Fill out the form below to be added to the list.

Weekly (with some additional classes, gatherings and field trips) throughout the year.

$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”. Cheques should be made out to Congregation Habonim. We now can accept e-transfers for payment as well. Please be in touch with Robin Garber-Zionce at to make payment arrangements.
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,  Living Jewishly

Rabbi Ilyse Glickman, Danforth Jewish Circle

Rabbi Aaron Levy, Makom

Rabbi Jarrod Grover, Beth Tikvah Synagogue

Shayna Kravetz, Jewish Educator

Rabbi Louis Sachs, Beth Torah Synagogue

Rabbi Lori Cohen – Temple Shalom, Waterloo

Rabbi Alisa Zilbershtein – Beth Tikvah Synagogue

Avrum Rosensweig – Jewish Educator, Guidance and Mentorship Advisor

Rabbi Cantor Aviva Rajsky – Congregation Habonim

Cantor Cheryl Wunch – Shir Libeynu

Sharon Stern – Jewish Educator

Roseanne Mason – Administrator

Limited spaces available.

To enroll, fill out the registration form below.

For more information, contact Roseanne Mason
Tel: (416) 816-9521