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Goals, Workshop 5: Judaism 1—The Birth of the Abrahamic Tradition

In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program

This workshop will:

  • Introduce some basic tenets of Judaism
  • Describe the birth of the Jewish people through the story of Abraham's covenant with God
  • Demonstrate the key Jewish ideas of covenant, tikkun olam (repair of the world), hope, and Shabbat
  • Set Judaism in historical context as the first Abrahamic faith, progenitor of Christianity and Islam and convey a variety of Jewish expression today
  • Draw parallels between Judaism and Unitarian Universalism
  • Optional: Invite youth to engage with Judaism at a worship service.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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