New Course: Judaism 101  

Beginning Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ever wanted to know how to affix a mezuzah on your door? What does “Kosher” mean? Why do we put on Tefillin and what are the specifics of Shabbat observance? 

Ever wondered about the meaning of the daily prayers? What does “Amen” mean? Why to we say “Shema” and who composed “Adon Olam”? 

Well, if the answer to any of the above questions is “yes” then this class is for you! Judaism 101 is a new weekly series of lessons aiming to cover the basics of Judaism, from the 613 mitzvot to the daily prayers – their practices, relevance and meaning. 

Each 60 minute class will include a 25 minute mitzvah section; a 25 minute prayer section, and a 10 minute Q&A session. 

Instructor: Rabbi Binyomin Bitton 

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm*
The Jewish Academy
1260 Howe Street

* Please note that there will not be a class on the following two Thursdays: November 24 th, December 29 th.


Rabbi Binyomin Bitton is the founder and Dean of the Jewish Academy. His Talmud lectures recently went virtual on Jewish.TV, the largest's Jewish video and audio site, to's 1.8 million unique monthly visitors.