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by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-01-26


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A six week course that claims to offer Torah education in a fun and straightforward way is being offered by Liberal Judaism.

The progressive movement has teamed up with UJIA Makor to provide the knowledge and skills to give an understanding of Torah and to help begin the process for a deeper understanding.

Torah L’Am lasts for two hours a week with a 20 minute theme about the Torah.

The course has already been tried and tested on other sections of the Jewish community including United Synagogue and Reform as well as being used at the annual Limmud education conference.

The next course starts on 8 February at the Liberal Judaism's Montagu Centre in central London

"Torah L’Am provides a wonderful format for the beginner and the Torah scholar to learn together and undoubtedly encourages further study," said Rabbi Aaron Goldstein outreach director Liberal Judaism.

Rabbi Goldstein also hopes that taking part will share their knowledge with other Liberal communities across the UK. "

"This course has proved to be hugely successful around the UK in various United Synagogues, Limmud, a number of Reform Communities, at LSJS, and for Melton Graduates," said Raymond Simonson, Director UJIA Makor, "so of course we are very excited that the first course within the Liberal Judaism community has been so successful. This is a great example of how we can work in partnership with a range of organisations to help strengthen their informal educational programming."

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