FINDING A CONNECTION TO JUDAISM
BOULDER, Colorado – Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew more about my Jewish background,” or “I’d like to learn more about Judaism to support my partner”? Maybe you’re interested in conversion or exploring your spirituality, or maybe you’re just seeking knowledge for knowledge’s sake.
Whatever your motivation, you can find a welcoming space to pursue your quest, says Rabbi Jamie Korngold, founder of Adventure Judaism in Boulder.
“We have a group of rabbis and Jewish educators who come together to teach an introduction to Judaism course. Because each of us has a different take on how we approach and practice Judaism, the class provides a non-denominational, pluralistic introduction to the religion, values and traditions.”
“Students can determine what is meaningful to them on a personal level,” says Rabbi Fred Greene of Congregation Har HaShem. “Exploring Judaism can be a journey into faith or a moment of history or even tasting a new food. How a person connects to the religion is as different as there are people in the world; there is no right or wrong way to step into Judaism,” Rabbi Greene explains. All that students need to do, he says, is show up, ask questions, listen and consider.
The 21-week program called IKAR: The Essentials of Judaism runs Thursday evenings from September 5, 2019 through March 12, 2020.