Do you enjoy fun and lively conversations?
Do you want to challenge the status quo?
Do you have questions about Judaism that are important to discuss?
Do you want to discover how Judaism is relevant and forward-thinking?
Do you want to join a warm community?
Then join the club! Sinai Scholars is for you!
This learning experience is different from any class you have ever attended!
Sinai Scholars is not a series of lectures; it is a series of interactive discussions.
It is not a repeat of what you experienced in school or Cheder;
it is fun, stimulating, deep, and relevant.
It is not a time to listen; it’s a time to question.
It is not geared to tell you what to think; it provides an opportunity to explore Judaism’s rich heritage at your own pace with you in the driver’s seat.
Sinai Scholars is a platform upon which participants explore central elements of Judaism that are relevant, interesting, and empowering for all Jews, irrespective of background, education, and level of commitment.
By the end of this journey, you will have a richer appreciation for some of the core elements of Jewish heritage and Jewish identity, along with a deeper understanding about how these interface with modern life.
What will we discuss? Jewish identity, purpose, significance of Jewish observance, Shabbat, Love, Ethics, Jewish mysticism and future.
Read more about the sessions here!
Dates for Spring Term:
Orientation / Lesson 1 - A Question of Identity
Thursday, January 16 (7-9.30pm)
Chessed Project -
Thursday, January 23 (7-9pm)
Bake Challah and deliver to elderly residents at Silverstone Court.
Lesson 2 - A People with a Purpose
Thursday, January 30 (7-9.30pm)
Lesson 3 - Reason and Ritual
Thursday, February 6 (7-9.30pm)
Lesson 4 - An Oasis in Time
Thursday, February 13 (7-9.30pm)
Lesson 5 - Love Matters
Thursday, February 20 (7-9.30pm)
Shabbat 1 -
Friday, February 21 - (4.45pm)
Shabbat 2 -
Saturday, February 22 - Shabbat Morning Service (10am), Lunch. Havdallah (6.30pm)
Field Trip -
Monday, February 24 (7.30-9pm)
Visit the Mikvah at Birmingham Central synagogue and Kosher food hunt at Sainsburys.
Lesson 6 - Torah Ethics
Thursday, March 5 (7-9.30pm)
Lesson 7 - Inside Out
Thursday, March 12 (7-9.30pm)
Lesson 8 -Forward Thinking
Thursday, March 19 (7-9.30pm)
Graduation and Closing Gala -
Monday , March 23 (7.30-9pm)
Delicious dinner served with each class!
Want to hear what others have to say about the course?
"What does being Jewish mean to me? Three months ago, my answer was very different to what it is today. Sinai Scholars has helped me to shape my understanding and my beliefs about what it means to be Jewish in the modern world."