From Shabbat to Sigd: Exploring Jewish Traditions Around the World


Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning: Young Adults
Instructor: Elisha Gechter (Read bio)
Day and time: Mondays, 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern
Dates: March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 24; May 1st, 2023 (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $108

Come study the way that Jews in different countries and communities mark important moments – from holidays to the ritual milestones of life. From the weekly Shabbat to the annual Sigd (Ethiopian holiday), from Iraqi pre-wedding Hennas to Moroccan post-Passover Maimunas, discover what many of these traditions have in common and where Jewish custom and creativity have vastly differed. Explore how these practices are meaningful to many and how they compare to your own.