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 are usually held term times on Wednesday evenings 20:30 – 21:30. However, classes at present are are online and by arrangement with Ann: 

Summer (Kayitz) term 2020
22 April – Lifecycle I
29 April – Lifecycle II
6 May – Lifecycle III
13 May – Conversion
20 May – Shavuot
3 June – Jewish ethics
10 June – Jewish identity and culture
17 June – World Jewry
24 June – British Jewry
1 July – Reform Jewry today
8 July – Menorah and community
15 July – Summary session & end of year party (Mesibat sium)

Please see all forthcoming dates 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.