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Conversion to Judaism
Interested in converting to Judaism? Email Rabbi Laurie at for more information. We have an ongoing monthly group for those who are interested.

Adult Bnei Mitzvah
Interested in celebrating an adult bnei mitzvah? Email Joy at to sign up. We will convene our next cohort in April 2021.

Past Classes

  • Beginning Hebrew
  • Raising the Sparks: An Introduction to Kabbala
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Beginning Yiddish
  • There are No Strangers Here: Becoming an Anti-Racist Congregation
  • Exploring the Structure and Meaning of Jewish Prayers
  • Building Confidence with Prayers
  • A Moment of Moral Clarity? Understanding the B'Tselem Report on Israeli Aparthei
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Reading The Book of Israela – A Course with the Author
  • Out of the Whirlwind: The Book of Job
  • Strong Men, Crafty Women: The Book of Judith

Take a Class, Join a Group
Shaarei Shamayim offers a variety of adult learning opportunities each year. These classes are a great way to learn something new, meet others in the community, and engage with new ideas. All are welcome. You do not need to be a member to participate. All classes are currently taught on Zoom. 

Current Offerings:

Introduction to Judaism - January 6-May 5
This January, Madison rabbis and educators will teach our bi-annual, cross-denominational Introduction to Judaism course. More information and registration here.

Reconstructionists Expanding Our Conversation about Israel/Palestine
Please join us for a series of learning opportunities January through May led by Reconstructionist rabbis on Israel/Palestine. More information and registration here.

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyyar 5782