The Open Door Essential Practices and Precepts of Judaism

6:30 – 8:30 PM

November 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19; January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12 

Romemu Office, 43 Central Park North

REGISTER HERE (prices listed within registration form)

Tuition discount and/or work/study available. Please email Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses for information at

With Bronwen Mullin

Are you new to Jewish study? Have you always wanted to know what Jewish rituals and practices are all about? Are you considering conversion? Judaism is something we walk, talk, and breathe throughout our whole lives. It requires practice, exercises, questioning and dialogue. This is your opportunity to walk through the door

and enter this sacred realm. In this 8-month course, we will explore Judaism through four fundamental pathways: Torah study, prayer and holidays, lovingkindness and justice and lifecycles and spiritual practices. Throughout the year we will hold Shabbat gatherings and attend optional Jewish events throughout the city. Each participant will develop an independent project (e.g. an area of research, an artistic expression, or a community initiative) that expresses their individual journey and developing connection to Judaism and Jewish identity.

For those without prior Jewish education this course is a required part of the conversion process at Romemu and a prerequisite for the Adult B-Mitzvah program.

Torah Study, Six Sessions, November 14– December 19

Prayer and Holidays, Four Sessions, January 23– February 13

Loving-kindness and Justice, Six Sessions, February 27–April 3

Lifecycles and Spiritual Practices, Seven Sessions, April 24–June 12