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TEMPLE EMANU-EL

A Reform Jewish Community for all of Tucson
225 North Country Club • Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-4501 • Fax: (520) 327-4504
 
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Finding Judaism/Outreach

The Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen
Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El

We offer many introductory classes that are ideal for those who want to learn more about Judaism, whether they are new to Judaism or simply wish to reconnect.

The process of becoming Jewish is very individual and personal. Our conversion to Judaism program is flexible and organic in nature, but it does have certain specific requirements to assist you in coming to understand Judaism and determine if it is a choice you wish to make.

Read more: Conversion

Simply Shabbat is an exploration of the Friday evening Shabbat Service, with explanations of the service and introductions to Shabbat songs and prayers in a slower-paced, non-threatening celebration of the Sabbath.  Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, Rabbi Jason Holtz and Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg lead this open approach to understanding the rituals, history and practice of a Reform Sabbath experience.  Instead of a sermon, there is a question-and-answer session.  Come find out what Shabbat is all about!  All are welcome.

Simply Shabbat is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

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Temple Emanu-El's Babies and Bagels Club is a monthly program for families with young children. We do various family activities around town or at the Temple, we play, discuss parenting and ethical issues, explore Jewish holidays and values, eat, create and have fun together. Babies and Bagels events are open to all, and the events are designed to appeal to both younger and older children alike.

The Babies & Bagels Club is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

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samuel cohen talitRabbi Appel 08 01 13 by Sally ShackartEverything you ever wanted to know about Judaism but were afraid to ask! A three-class introduction to the basics of Jewish spirituality, values, and community taught in an open, discussion style.  A fun, vibrant, “taste” of the best Judaism has to offer, including tasty foods.  Free and open to the enire community, but pre-registration is required. This class is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

The classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Please call Mila Vasser at 327-4501 ext. 16 for more information and to register.

This class is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

FREE, but you must register by calling Mila at (520) 327-4501.

Sundays, August 16, 23, 30, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Tucson Hebrew Academy at 3888 East River Road 
                 ASL Interpretation for this series
Mondays, August 17, 24, 31, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road
Thursdays, August 20, 27; September 3, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Temple Emanu-El
Sundays, October 4, 11, 18, 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Temple Emanu-El (free childcare provided)
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Sahaurita, AZ (16275 Starlight View Lane)

 

samuel cohen talitRabbi Samuel M. Cohon

This three-part class will help those who have a modest knowledge of Jewish life to better understand Judaismas practiced in America. This is a broad-based presentation of three major themes in American Judaism, a fun, upbeat but intelligent approach to getting a better handle on just what today’s version of our ancient religion is all about.

Taught in the same energetic, interactive style as the hugely popular Taste of Judaism series, the classes include “Jews in America – Movements (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox & More),” “Assimilation & Creativity: From Davening to Rock? A Jewish Way to Pray,” and “American-Israeli Relations.” Includes delicious “tastes” of traditional Jewish foods.

Registration Fee: $25 for members and non-members (includes snacks and two CDs of Jewish music)
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Read more: Fall 5776/2015: Taste II, Another Bite: Jewish in America