Jewish Life University

Once again, Jewish Life University is here to give you the tools you need to unlock a rich and meaningful Jewish life!
If you are looking for a way into Judaism and Jewish life; if you are seeking an understanding of Judaism that you missed out on before; if you are looking to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of Judaism and Jewish practice, the Jewish Life University is for you!
JLU is a national on-line Webinar Series Giving the tools to


How to Fix the World

An exploration of how Jewish values have shaped us and continue to inspire us to Action

Learn from master teacher, Rabbi Johanna Potts, about the core values, texts, ideas, and experiences of Judaism, and how those factors combine in brilliant ways through history, the calendar of time, and through our rituals to shape our lives as Jewish individuals and communities. No previous background in Judaism is required to participate in this program.

Lifelong Learning Fee: $72.00 for the entire program.

Dates are November 19, December 3, December 17, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18 and March 4 at 7 pm.

Looking at our values of social justice, tzedek, tzedakah, and hospitality – welcoming the stranger, we will see the textual bases for these values in Jewish texts over time and how we bring them into our lived Judaism today.

Click here to register for The Essentials of Judaism



Parashat HaShavua

The Book of Genesis

Join Rabbi Batya Glazer as she guides us through Genesis over the next eleven weeks on Thursdays, at noon-1:00 PM beginning this Thursday, October 22. The session on the week of Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, November 23rd.

Lifelong Learning Fee: $72.00 for the entire 11-week Genesis program.

The Book of Genesis is the spiritual blueprint for the universe, and we will explore what this means for us. As we study each week’s Torah reading, we will have the opportunity to discuss the implications for our place in the world as both individuals and as members of the Jewish people. We will explore the text through a number of different methods of Torah study, including a literary approach, classical commentators and midrashim, and a bit of grammar. We will use a variety of different translations and commentaries. Bring your favorite!

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Entering Jewish Prayer

Join spiritual teacher and t’filah expert Sally Heckelman as she opens the door for you to understand:

  • The meaning and structure of Shabbat prayer services
  • How to engage with the traditional prayers in a way that is personal and meaningful — even if you don’t speak or read Hebrew
  • How to understand, sing and engage with the melodies of Jewish prayer
    The environment of the class will be a safe-space to learn and ask the questions that you have been afraid to ask before. No background in Hebrew or Jewish prayer is required.

Entering Jewish Prayer  – Registration link will be available soon