Access to Judaism

The Access to Judaism course forms part of the Adult Education Programme.  It is both a ‘refresher’ and a beginners’ guide to Judaism.

It offers an introduction to Jewish sources and texts, communal and home observance, the festivals, Jewish lifecycle events, contemporary Jewish communities, Jewish history and thought. It is an ideal environment to gain an insight into a Progressive Jewish approach to these areas. We can only give a taster of these subjects, but we do so in an open way, that encourages questioning. We offer access to the Menorah library and advice on further guided reading.

Classes at present are are online on Wednesday evenings 20:30 – 21:30

Summer (Kayitz) term 2021
21 April – Lifecycle I: from birth to bar/batmitzvah
28 April – Lifecycle II: marriage and divorce
5 May – Lifecycle III: death and mourning
12 May – Shavuot and Torah: Reform perspectives
19 May – Conversion
26 May – Jewish Ethics
9 June – Jewish identity and Jewish culture (double session)
16 June – British Jewry
23 June – World Jewry
30 June – Reform Judaism today
7 July – Menorah and Jewish Community
14 July – Study and celebration

Forthcoming dates are also listed in the calendar

If you are interested in joining the course for the first time please email to discuss the suitability of the course to your needs.