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Haver Once Again Offers Class on the Essentials of Judaism

Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder, is pleased to once again offer the course “Ikar: The Essentials of Judaism,” starting in September, 2016.

The curriculum for the course was developed by Dr. Sarah Levy, the Director of Adult Education for CAJE, in consultation with Haver, and reflects the needs and interests of the Boulder community. It introduces material in a pluralistic, non-denominational way, drawing from multiple sources and a variety of perspectives, and covering the period of the Torah through modern times.

The class features six different educators from Haver including the following: Morah Yehudis Fishman, Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny, Rabbi Fred Greene, Rabbi Ori Har, Rabbi Hannah Laner, and Rabbi Marc Soloway. Each will teach a block of three classes. This survey course will facilitate the students’ learning the fundamentals of Jewish thought, tradition, and practice. Topics will include Jewish lifecycle events and rituals, holidays, theology, prayer, and history from a pluralistic, non-denominational perspective. Additionally, the course will include experiential elements and panels on topics such as the denominations of Judaism.

Rabbi Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi, taught part of IKAR last year, and affirmed her excitement about this class:

“We have brought together star teachers and a comprehensive, carefully constructed curriculum. It’s a winner. Haver is thrilled to be able to offer a curriculum that specifically addresses the needs of the Boulder community and presents material from all different viewpoints.”

This course is perfect for interfaith couples, those considering conversion, Jews looking for an adult-level introduction, and anyone else interested in learning. “Ikar: The Essentials of Judaism” is very much focused on the needs and interests of our unique community.

For more information, contact Rachel Amaru, Haver Director, at rachelamaru@gmail.com.

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