Temple Emanu-El Taste of Judaism class marks Bar Mitzvah year

Temple Emanu-El is celebrating Taste of Judaism’s 13th year in Tucson. Led by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon and Rabbi Jason Holtz, Taste of Judaism is a free, interactive three-part series on Jewish spirituality, values and community. It is open to all who want to deepen their knowledge of Jewish culture, history, rituals, community and practice, learn more about the Reform Jewish perspective, or are simply curious about Judaism. The class includes “tastes” of traditional Jewish foods prepared by the temple’s Women of Reform Judaism. Daytime and evening classes will be offered in central, northwest and east Tucson.

A Taste of Judaism Family Class for those who have young children will be held again this year in conjunction with Tucson Hebrew Academy. While adults take part in a regular Taste class with the rabbis, kids will have their own age-appropriate educational program of Jewish stories, crafts and activities with THA teachers.

Classes are scheduled for the following times and locations: Sundays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26, 2-4 p.m. at Tucson Hebrew Academy; Mondays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27, 6-8 p.m. in the northwest; Wednesdays, Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m. at Bear Canyon Library; Thursdays, Aug. 23, 30 and Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El; and Sundays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, 1-3 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.

There are no fees but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Mila Vasser at 327-4501, ext. 16.