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Midrasha - Formally Hebrew High School

SOJC is your partner in lifelong learning.

We invite all Post Bar and Bat Mitzvah Young Adults to join the Midrasha.

This class will deal with modern topics and issues that teens will encounter and discuss them through the lens of Jewish values and morals.

Judaism 101
Learn or relearn about the meaning and beauty of Shabbat, festivals and holidays, rituals, leaders of the Bible and more....
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 Join us for this special four-part series on
Pluralism in Judaism taught by Rabbi Michael Fraade:

October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13. 

zoom information for this class is available
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  • Pre-denominational debates: ancient sects, Karaites, Sabbateanism, and the pre-Enlightenment kahal - in other words, there has always been debate

  • Denominations: where Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Judaism come from and what some major tenets are. A little bit of early history, but hopefully mostly focused on contemporary experiences and stories, and some reflections from students about their own experiences (and what they value about being part of a Conservative congregation)

  • 21st-century pluralistic organizations: a little bit about Hebrew College, plus some other organizations building cross-denominational spaces (Hadar, Adamah, YCT/Maharat, Kohenet, etc)

  • Assuming her schedule works out, a session with Jenn where people can ask us about pluralism in our lives, and potentially workshop some questions that they have in their own lives

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