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Conversion to Judaism
Interested in converting to Judaism? Email Rabbi Laurie at rabbi@shamayim.org 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 office@shamayim.org 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

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.

Coming this Winter/Spring
Strong Men, Crafty Women: The Book of Judith 
Register Here
Taught by Rabbi Rena Blumenthal, this 5-session class will explore the recurrent theme of strong men defeated by crafty women through the Book of Judith and its Biblical antecedents.

Tue, December 7 2021 3 Tevet 5782