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Sixth & I

Basically Jewish

Jul 13, 2016 • 7:00 pm ET
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This is a five-week class that meets Wednesday, July 13 – August 10 at 7:00 pm. A Shabbat dinner will be held on Friday,  July 29 at 8:30 pm.

Rabbi Suzy leads an experiential introduction to Judaism course designed for those looking to reconnect with Judaism, as well as non-Jews looking to discover. This five-week course allows students to develop a deeper connection with the Jewish faith through a digestible, experiential introduction to Jewish traditions, customs, and rituals.

The setting for each class will reflect the topics discussed. “Accessing Jewish Spirituality” will take place in the sanctuary to replicate an actual service, while “Embracing the Jewish Obsession with Food” will unfold in a kitchen and will culminate with a Shabbat dinner featuring challah students make by hand. Instead of studying prayers, students will connect with mystical Jewish spirituality the way it was meant to be experienced.

Basically Jewish goes beyond teaching and offer participants a chance to step into Jewish life and experience it on their own terms.

Originally from Minneapolis, Rabbi Suzy has worked as a community organizer, teacher, and coach in Boston and Phoenix. Inspired by her experience in the Boston Jewish community, she decided to pursue rabbinical school as a way to combine her passion for Tikkun Olam (healing the world) and Tikkun HaNefesh (healing oneself).  Rabbi Suzy began her career at Congregation B’nai B’rith in Santa Barbara, CA and has served as their Associate Rabbi for the last four years, during which time she has focused on establishing strong adult education classes, new social justice initiatives, and teen engagement. In her free time she loves playing softball, cycling, and exploring new music and restaurants. She is joining the Jewish Emergent Network as a Rabbinic Fellow at Sixth & I.