Introduction to Judaism - Temple Sholom, Chicago, IL

- CT
27 Adar I 5782 to 9 Iyar 5782
3480 N Lake Shore Drive , Chicago, IL 60657
This is a virtual event

This 18-week overview to Judaism provides an opportunity to learn about Jewish history, traditions, holidays and life cycle ceremonies. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the symbols, liturgy, music, traditions and Hebrew blessings that accompany Jewish celebrations in the home and synagogue. Introduction to Judaism is designed for individuals


A Taste of Judaism ® - Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis, IN

- ET
29 Adar I 5782 to 13 Adar II 5782
6501 N. Meridian Street , Indianapolis, IN 46260

Join us for 3 sessions exploring a modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community.  Every class explores a different aspect of Judaism:  God, Torah, and Israel.  

Offered in partnership with Congregation Beth Shalom.

This program is planned to be offered in person, subject to change.

Torah Portion


Exodus 38:21-40:38
2 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23

These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21

Torah Portion


Leviticus 1:1−5:26
9 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 or I Samuel 15:2-34
Shabbat Zachor

The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2



13 Adar II 5782 to 14 Adar II 5782

Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.