Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah in Scotch Plains

Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah in Scotch Plains

Dr. Azzan Yadin-Israel, a professor of Jewish studies and classics at Rutgers, has started an adult education course, “Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah,” at Congregation Beth Israel. Classes continue for seven more weeks on Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m., and are open to adults in the community. No prior knowledge is required.

The course will tackle the mystery surrounding the ancient practice of Jewish mysticism and kabbalah looking at key terms, like mysticism and esoteric knowledge. It will also introduce core Jewish texts, including the Bible and rabbinic sources, and will culminate with the Zohar, the masterpiece of medieval Jewish mysticism.

“We are excited to be able to bring another college-level class to our community,” Gary Goldner, chair of CBI’s adult education committee, said. “The topic of Jewish mysticism and kabbalah is fascinating, and the class is designed to appeal to everyone, regardless of educational background or religious affiliation.”

For more information, call Gary Goldner at (908) 654-4414 or the synagogue office at (908) 889-1830.

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