Rabbi Cohn’s “Basic Judaism” Class Schedule 2017-2018
All sessions are open to the public; they will take place at 6 p.m. at Temple Israel, except for the Nov. 15 event, which will be held at B’nai Jacob Synagogue at 6 p.m.
Nov. 8: The Sabbath (The Two Rabbis)
Nov. 15: The Kosher laws (The Two Rabbis) AT B’NAI JACOB SYNAGOGUE
Nov. 29: Jewish history overview
Dec. 6: Jewish sacred texts
Jan. 3: Jewish movements (“denominations”)
Jan. 10: Tikkun Olam: mystics and reformers
Jan. 24: The holiday cycle
Jan. 31: Life-cycle events and their observances
Feb. 7: Beliefs: God, Torah, and Israel (and “Who is a Jew?”)
Feb 21: Jewish views of Jesus and the Jewish Messiah
March 7 : The Holocaust and Israel
March 14: The future of Judaism & its institutions (The Two Rabbis)
A participatory Torah study session on the first Shabbat morning of most months. Facilitated by Rabbi Cohn.
May’s “First Shabbat” Torah topic
“I have to marry a virgin; I can’t stand criticism.” (Bror Blixen in Out of Africa)
Saturday, May 5, 2018, following the 10:30 Shabbat Morning Service
Torah Portion: Emor, Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23
For the text and commentary, check out
Or read the Women’s Torah Commentary in the Sisterhood Lounge, starting on p. 723.
There will be a nosh!!
Listen & Learn
Audio recordings of Shabbat Prayers are on the “Worship & Holidays” page.
The Temple Library is an excellent resource for information.
We also invite you to explore the Jordan Library and Children’s Library located in the Education Wing.
The Kanawha County Public Library is another helpful resource. Locate, reserve and checkout books online and have them sent to any branch library for easy access. If you have your selections sent to the main library in downtown Charleston, you can call ahead and have them sent to the drive-thru pick-up window (please allow several hours for this service). The library also allows you to download audio and e-books. KCPL Website