This curriculum is an abbreviated version of both our Sacred Community and our Prayer curricula. While you may find some of it helpful, we recommend that you begin with our full Sacred Community curriculum, and then move on to Prayer Curriculum II or II.
This curriculum assumes an understanding of the synagogue as a place of sacred community. Liturgy is studied through historical and theological lenses, special attention is paid to the vocabulary of music and the spoken word, the differences between signs and symbols, the structure of the service and the search for spirituality.
This curriculum is similar to curriculum II, but is intended for more ritually observant congregations. It deals differently with theological issues, and includes study of how to be innovative within the structure of halacha.