Exploring Judaism


Exploring Judaism is Or Shalom’s annual program for those on the path to discovering Judaism and for those wishing to deepen basic understandings of Shabbat, holidays, the Jewish life cycle, modes of prayer, and more.

Our new season will begin on Monday evening September 12. , meeting at Or Shalom, 710 East 10th Avenue, from 7-9 PM. Please enter through the back door, located on Fraiser St.

On that first evening, we’ll begin to form as a small community of learners and seekers and we’ll talk about the Days of Awe, the Jewish High Holiday season that includes Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time of personal reflection and return to most authentic self.

Our classes will always include a brief communal gathering over food, as is the Jewish way, and you will be asked to sign on to bring an offering of food, to set up and clean up our space, on a rotating basis. We find that washing up in the kitchen together provides time for natural conversations and connections to develop.

Our class is free for members in good standing and for non-members the fee is $720 for a couple and $360 for an individual.

For further information email rabbihannah@orshalom.ca. Register now using our  online registration for Exploring Judaism.

If you wish to mark your calendars now, our regular class meetings are set for the Monday evenings, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm:

  • Sept 12, 2016
  • Oct 17
  • Nov 14
  • Dec 5
  • Jan 9, 2017
  • Feb 13
  • April 3
  • May 8,
  • June 5

2 Responses to Exploring Judaism

  1. Tammy says:

    Is your “Exploring Judaism” class open to non-Jews?

    • admin says:

      Yes, Exploring Judaism is open to non-Jews interested in learning more about Judaism, sometimes they are people considering conversion, or people who love someone Jewish and want to learn more about Jewish customs and culture.

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