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Adult Education

Adult education events include Introduction to Judaism and conversion classes, as well as special topics and guest lecturers. See the calendar for additional upcoming events.

All About Judaism
Class meets both in-person and online ZOOM simultaneously during the calendar school year on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00. This class gives students an opportunity to ask any and all questions of Rabbi Federow regarding Judaism or the Jewish community. We will examine Judaism's beliefs regarding Sin, Sacrifice, Atonement, Heaven/Hell/The Afterlife, Devil/Satan, Monotheism, the Messiah, and other topics. We then go through a vocabulary of Jewish life, Holidays and Holy Days, Life Cycle Events, and Judaism's view of the controversial issues of the day. This class is mandatory for anyone interested in conversion to Judaism however is open to anyone with an interest in learning about Judaism. There is a cost of $72 a semester, or $144 a year, to cover the cost of all of the handouts used in class. Free to Members of the Congregation.

For more information about these classes, please check the calendar, email Adult Education at AdultEd@ShaarHaShalom.org.​​​

Upcoming Events

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    NovNovember  17 , 2024
     
     
    Leah Lax, Award Winning Author

    Sunday, Nov 17th 11:00a to 12:30p
    Leah Lax was raised in a Jewish family in Dallas, Texas. She joined the hasidim and spent thirty years trying to reclaim the roots her family had left behind. Now on the other side of all that and grateful for second chances, she has published award-winning fiction, nonfiction and prose poetry. Her work for stage includes major productions with both the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Symphony. Ms. Lax books include Uncovered and Not From Here When Leah Lax was asked to write an opera to celebrate local immigrants, she began by spending a year listening to accounts of upheaval, migration, and arrival told her in confidence by people from around the globe. She felt she had discovered America, found its great beating heart. In interludes between the astounding and powerful stories in Not From Here, Leah uncovers the lost history of her Jewish family and finds a larger context for her own story. "In a way," she writes, "we Americans are all immigrants." Her previous book Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home was the first gay memoir ever to come out of the Jewish ultra Orthodox world, now a modern opera by composer Lori Laitman.

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