Adult Engagement, Cultural Arts and Israel Center

At the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill, we strive to provide programs and services that help those in need, provide opportunities for people to engage, and offer a sense of belonging to a vibrant community. We engage the community by organizing events that captivate all ages and interests, we express our love of Jewish culture – whether it’s learning, playing or just noshing. Joining this vibrant community that’s open to all deepens our connections to each other — and creates bonds that last a lifetime.

Introduction to Judaism Class

Always been curious about Judaism?  Never paid attention in Hebrew school? Thinking about joining the Tribe? This class using the Miller Program, is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth and joy of Jewish living.

Class will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm — September 2, 2020 through January 27, 2021. (No class will be held on 9/23, 11/25, 12/23, and 12/30).  We will hold February 2, 2021 and February 10, 2021 as potential make-up dates should class need to be cancelled during the session.

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Shalom Hartman Course: Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

The newest iEngage Lecture Series explores the complex features of Jewish peoplehood today in an era of profound at-homeness in two major centers of Jewish life, as well as challenges to peoplehood posed by nationalism, universalism and particularism, and anti-Semitism.  This course explores possible new models for the relationship between Israel and World Jewry.

Classes will be taught by Beth El Rabbi Daniel Greyber.

Classes will be held on 10/22/20, 11/12/20, 11/24/20, 12/3/20, 1/24/21, 2/7/21, 2/21/21, 3/7/21, 3/21/21, and 4/15/21 at the Levin JCC.  Weekday classes will be held from 6:30-9:00pm and Sunday classes will be held from 9:30am-noon.

$72 member price per person; $118 non-member price per person

This course has been subsidized by the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill, Beth El Synagogue, Kehillah Synagogue, and Judea Reform Congregation.

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