Study of Judaism
Location: Canton Church of the Brethren
Facilitator: Kevin Kessler
Dates: Wednesdays, July 26, August 2 & 9 7:00 p.m.
July 26 – Topic: Judaism: A History
A short video will be shown outlining the general history of the origins of the Jewish people and their faith. A pre-video inventory of Jewish history will provide an opportunity for all participating to determine the depth of our historical understanding. (Hint: Peruse the first 5 books of the Bible and the Apocryphal books of Maccabees.)
August 2 – Topic: Judaism: Terms Texts, and Testimony What is the TaNaKh? What does Kosher mean? What are some important symbols? What are some important rituals? A vast amount of information will be squeezed into this evening. The option to explore “texts” in more depth is being kept open.
August 9 – Topic: Judaism: Not So Unlike US
Christianity and Judaism share common roots. Commonality as well as differences will be explored. How areas of Judaism correspond with the 5 areas of passion currently engaged in our congregation will be explored as well.
Visit to a Jewish Synagogue, Date and Place TBA