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Online Access to the EJE Summer Course

Exploring the Jewish Experience Course: Summer Session on Features of Jewish Culture

Join us for a journey into Jewish culture led by master teachers, Rabbis Dov Gartenberg and Jack Shlachter. Gain appreciation for Jewish foods, humor, ethnicities, proclivities, and the distinctive ways of diverse Jewish communities.

Exploring the Jewish Experience Course: Summer Session on Features of Jewish Culture
Exploring the Jewish Experience Course: Summer Session on Features of Jewish Culture

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Jul 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Online Access to the EJE Summer Course

About the event

The summer session of the New Mexico Exploring the Jewish Experience (EJE) Course delves into different features of Jewish culture including, humor, food, languages, ethnicities, music, and the arts. It is part of a year-round course that illuminates the unique history of the Jewish people and its vibrant culture as well as giving insight into anti-Semitism, Israel, and the Jewish Diaspora. The summer session is part of a popular year-round course offered both in Santa Fe and Albuquerque that is geared for Jews seeking to deepen their understanding of their heritage and for non-Jews who are interested in learning about Judaism. The course is taught by master teachers, Rabbi Dov Gartenberg of Shabbat with Friends NM, and Rabbi Jack Shlachter who leads HaMakom Santa Fe and the Los Alamos Jewish Center. 

While the EJE normally offers separate ABQ and Santa Fe courses on different nights, this summer we will offer one course for both communities and beyond that can be joined online as well as in-person. The first four sessions of the course will meet in-person in Santa Fe, while the 2nd half of 4 sessions will offer in-person setting for people in the ABQ area. The course in taught in a hybrid format in which online and in-person participants learn together. All sessions are recorded as well, so that all sessions are accessible and available to participants.

Below is the order of topics by dates and instructors. 

1. 7/9 Jews in Literature, Instructor: Rabbi Shlachter

2. 7/16 Jews in Science. Instructor: Rabbi Shlachter

3. 723 Jews in Music and Art, Instructor: Rabbi Shlachter

4. 7/30 Jewish Comedy. Instructor: Rabbi Shlachter

5. 8/6  Jews in Different Lands and Jewish Cultural Diversity. Instructor: Rabbi Gartenberg

6. 8/13 Jews and Food. Instructor: Rabbi Gartenberg

7. 8/20 The Languages of the Jewish People. Instructor: Rabbi Gartenberg

8. 8/27 Israel and the Jewish Diaspora: A Loving and Fraught Relationship. Instructor: Rabbi Gartenberg

Tuition for the Summer Session is only $18, subsidized by a generous grant from the National Center to Encourage Judaism.  There are two ways to enroll. 

You can enroll through this site, or you can go directly to our online application form HERE. Feel free to contact our head teacher, Rabbi Dov Gartenberg at dov@shabbatwithfriends.org for questions.  

The EJE Course is a joint program of Shabbat with Friends NM, HaMakom, Santa Fe, Los Alamos Jewish Center. It is an affiliate of the National Miller Introduction to Judaism Program. Supported by a grant from the National Center to Encourage Judaism.

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