“Basic Judaism for Jews and Non-Jews”

Taught by Rabbi Bernice K. Weiss

“Basic Judaism” is an overview of the Bible, Shabbat ritual and observances, and how to observe kashrut (keeping kosher) and the Jewish laws of death and mourning.  Other topics in this “how-to” course include Jewish life cycle events and the sources of Jewish holiday festivities.  The program includes a Shabbat celebration with a home-based Shabbat dinner.

The course is taught by Rabbi Bernice Weiss, founder and director of the Washington Institute for Conversion and the Study of Judaism.  Rabbi Weiss is the author of Converting to Judaism—Choosing to be Chosen: Personal Stories (2000). Her newest book is The Secrets of Becoming Jewish (2015).

The Washington Institute Announces Spring Classes 2017

Taught by Rabbi Bernice Weiss

Seven classes, Wednesdays,
at 6:30–7:30 p.m.
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
June 7 and 14

900 Persei Place, Suite #407
Rockville, Maryland 20852

(Across from the White Flint Metro on the Red Line)

$118 Tuition + $10 Registration = $128
Two payment options:
  • Join and login to Venmo (free) here: venmo.com/RabbiWeiss
  • By check payable to The Washington Institute and send to:
    900 Persei Place. #407, Rockville, Maryland 20852

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