Temple adds family class to Taste of Judaism

A Taste of Judaism, a free outreach program, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Temple Emanu-El with a new family class.

More than 3,500 people have completed the course offered by Temple Emanu-El, an interactive exploration of the history and practice of Judaism in three two-hour sessions on spirituality, values, and community. Taste of Judaism includes delicious homemade “tastes” of Jewish foods, too.

This year, Rabbis Samuel M. Cohon and Jason Holtz will lead daytime and evening classes in Central, Northwest, and East Tucson, including the new Taste of Judaism Family Class, which will be held at Tucson Hebrew Academy. Adults will take part in a regular Taste class with the rabbis while children have their own program of Jewish stories, crafts and activities with THA teachers. Those without children can attend this class as well.

“The key to Taste’s success” at Temple Emanu-El, says Cohon, “is that we are able to make the joy of Judaism available to everyone, while preserving the intellectual and moral integrity of our great tradition.”

While there are no fees, pre-registration is required. Contact Mila Anderson at 327-4501 or mila@templeemanueltucson.org to register for the following sessions:

Sundays, Aug. 15, 22, 29, 1-3 p.m., at THA

Mondays, Aug. 16, 23, 30, 6-8 p.m., Nanini Library

Wednesdays, Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m., Bear Canyon Library

Thursdays, Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m., Temple Emanu-El

Sundays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 1-3 p.m., Temple Emanu-El