Two online classes offered by Brattleboro Area Jewish Community

WEST BRATTLEBORO — Cantor Kate Judd, spiritual leader of the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, will offer two new classes on Zoom in the coming weeks.

• An ongoing weekly Torah and text study will be an exploration of the weekly Torah portion, drawing on traditional and modern commentaries, Midrash, poetry, Jewish law and custom, and lived experience.

This class is open to all. Regular reading of the portion and supporting texts is required - texts will be available online or sent by email.

Reading in Jewish religious texts beyond the weekly Torah portion is also possible, depending on the interests of the participants.

• “Introduction to Judaism,” an 18-week class, explores questions: Just what is Judaism, anyway? A religion? A culture? A way of life?

This class is for anyone interested in exploring Jewish learning and life through a liberal Jewish lens, with insights from the more traditional world as well.

“If you are contemplating conversion, this is a great place to start,” Judd writes in a news release. “If you are 'Jew-curious' - either as a Jew or as a person of another faith background - this class is for you.”

She welcomes interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, and “anyone who is looking for a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.”

Most readings will be available online or sent by email. Students may be asked to purchase some books.

Times and dates of both classes are to be announced according to the availability of participants. There is no cost for the classes, but donations are welcomed, especially from those who are not currently members of BAJC. Your contribution also makes you a member of the congregation.

For more information, contact Judd at [email protected] or 802-380-1677.

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