Taste of Judaism' program aims to give insight into Jewish faith

loberle@islandpacket.comNovember 2, 2013 

Congregation Beth Yam on Hilton Head Island will hold an informational program, "Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?," at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21.

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  • WHAT: "Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?"


    WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21

    WHERE: Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island

    COST: Free

    DETAILS: 842-295-7608

Congregation Beth Yam on Hilton Head Island will hold an informational program called "Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?" starting Nov. 7.

The three-part program will be led by Rabbi Brad Bloom and is targeted toward non-Jews, intermarried couples, unaffiliated Jews and grandparents of children being raised Jewish.

"It's to help people be more open to understanding what Judaism is all about, and to have that opportunity in an environment in the synagogue with the rabbi there to answer questions," said Marcia Frezza, chairperson of the outreach committee at Beth Yam.

The program is free thanks to a $700 grant the synagogue received from the Union of Reform Judaism. Registration is required. Frezza said the class is almost full, but they will hold another class if they exceed the 30-person limit.

The first session will discuss God and the Jewish view of God. The second session will focus on the Torah, the five books of Moses, which provide the foundation of Judaism. Lastly, the third session will discuss what Israel means to the Jewish people.

"Most people are interested in other religions, but they don't have an opportunity to learn from them," Frezza said. "And maybe they'll become more open to being interested in participating in some of our programs. ... It is just a learning opportunity."

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