West Valley
Lifelong Learning

In partnership with Temple Beth Shalom, Sun City & Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley

Classes will be held at Temple Beth Shalom in Sun City 10222 N 101st Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351

Winter 2017 Sessions
Thursdays February 2, 9, 16. 23. March 2, 9.
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

West Valley offers a full afternoon of learning.
The afternoon is separated into two learning hours.
You are able to choose your courses for each of the hours or feel free to attend just one.

When you register online you will be able to select which classes you would like to take.


First Hour: 1:00 PM to 2:15 pm

The Temple and the Temple Mount with Terry Daughtrey
This course presents an analysis of the meaning and purpose of the First and Second Temples in ancient Judaism.
Special attention is given to the history and development of these ancients sites.

Judaism's Defining Texts with Rabbi Sheldon Moss, D.D., PhD, Temple Beth Shalom
Jewish history and thought have been preserved in an encyclopedia of great books.
This course will provide an overview of the development and meaning of the great texts of Judaism.

Second Hour: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM


Walking with God with Andre Ivory
Whether you believe in a higher power or not, there is room for discussion of the idea of higher being in modern Jewish thought. Participants will explore different concepts of higher being through modern interpretations.

Science and Judaism: Partners or Antagonists? with Robert Freedman
A discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ argument that Judaism and Science are 2 sides of the same coin which allows us to see and understand the Universe in its three-dimensional depth. The discussion will focus on the interdependence of Judaism and Science, and our personal search for meaning.



West Valley
Judaism 101

In partnership with Temple Beth Shalom of the Northwest Valley

Classes will be held at Temple Beth Shalom in Sun City 10222 N 101st Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351

Winter 2017 Sessions
Thursdays beginning February 2 through May 4
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

$250 for Individuals / $400 for Couples
Fees include books

This basic Jewish knowledge course is a 14 week course covering the basic concepts, holidays and history of Judaism. This course is open to the general public seeking basic knowledge about Judaism, as well as individuals and couples looking to convert to Judaism. In concert with the overall Judaism 101 program, participants will have the opportunity to attend special events designed to give participants hands-on experiences with Jewish ritual and traditions.

Judaism 101 Course Schedule

Feb 2 - Orientation – Judaism 101
Feb 9 - The Jewish Calendar and Holidays
Feb 16 - Shabbat
Feb 23 - High Holidays
Mar 2 - Jewish History 1 - Torah to Roman Empire
Mar 9 - Purim and Passover
Mar 16 - Jewish History 2 - Middle Ages to Holocaust
Mar 23 - Life Cycle 1 - Birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Lifelong Learning
Mar 30 - Life Cycle 2 - Marriage and Commitment
Apr 6 - Life Cycle 3 - Death and Jewish thoughts on Afterlife
Apr 13 - Jewish Theology
Apr 20 - Holocaust
Apr 27 - Israel
May 4 - Jewish By Choice: Belief, Belonging and Behavior