Journey to Judaism Program

At Sha’ar Zahav, we encourage you to explore the spiritual and life-affirming path of Judaism.  Whether you are interested in exploring conversion, want to connect to the Judaism of your partner, or want to deepen your own Jewish background, you are welcome.

 

Journey to Judaism: A Discussion Group


Facilitated by Ora Prochovnik and Rose Katz

This discussion group will explore issues that arise for people who are considering, are in the process of, or have recently completed, converting to Judaism. Those with a Jewish parent (or parents), but raised with little or no Jewish experience and are interested in exploring their connection to Judaism are also welcome to attend. Topics will include questions of identity, community, and family. This group is not an introduction to Judaism course, but rather a place to ask questions and discuss issues with others who are also on this journey.

Six Mondays (generally the third Monday of each month), 7 pm to 9 pm at CSZ:
January 22February 26March 26April 23May 21 and June 18

Please note: A minimum of eight people is necessary for an effective group experience, and in order to create a comfortable environment, the group will not be open to new participants after the second session.

There are no fees or membership requirements for this group, but pre-registration is required. For further information, or to register, please contact Rose Katz at 415-567-3327 ext. 706 (rkatz@jewishlearningworks.org), or the synagogue office at 415-861-6932 (heidy@shaarzahav.org).

Discussion Group

Our Journey to Judaism discussion group [should be discussion group with no capital letters] is offered to all who are new to Judaism and Jewish practice. Each session begins with a presentation from a Sha’ar Zahav member who has chosen Judaism, followed by conversations on questions of identity, family, and community [delete “and Israel”]. In order to create a comfortable and confidential environment, we ask you to commit to a set of six sessions. The group will not be open to new participants after the second session.

The Journey to Judaism group meets monthly on the second Monday of each month. [change to: The Journey to Judaism group will meet one Monday evening a month for six months on January 22February 26March 26April 23May 21 and June 18, from 7 to 9 pm.]

The group, facilitated by Sha’ar Zahav members and is offered free to all.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Rose Katz for more information.

We celebrate your unique background and honor your hopes for the future. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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