Join Phoenix-area Reform Rabbis for an in depth look at Jewish holidays, rituals, life cycles, and beliefs. This course is perfect for those considering conversion, those joining a Jewish family, those who want to brush up on their Jewish learning, or those who simply want to learn more.
Introduction to Jewish Life is an intensive course of study for individuals and couples who want to explore Judaism in depth. Students will learn about God, Torah, prayer, beliefs, Jewish Holidays, life-cycle events, history, basic Hebrew and much more. Over the course of the approximately 30 weeks of study, students
For many Jews, the High Holiday season begins with Rosh HaShanah and the start of the new month of Tishrei. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that the preceding month of Elul is a time of soul-searching and reflection to prepare oneself for the magnitude of the Days of Awe. It is during this time that we observe Selichot (also spelled s'lichot).
When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2