Today is November 24, 2020; the

Congregation Sons of Abraham

The heart of Jewish life in the La Crosse area for over 100 years

1820 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-2708 |


Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., according to schedule

(Year One of a Two-Year Course) with Spiritual Leader Brian Serle.

Participate live using this link:

This course is designed for those who are exploring Judaism for the first time, as well as for those who want a deeper understanding of Jewish practice and thought.  Our class will be structured around viewing together video lectures from the Great Courses series “Introduction to Judaism” taught by Rabbi Shai Cherry, PhD.

Class Schedule:   Class meets live from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, starting on April 2, according to the schedule below.  These lessons will be recorded for viewing after class on our YouTube channel.

Class structure:  For each class session, the first 30 minutes will be devoted to introductory discussion and text study, the next 30 minutes will be devoted to viewing a video lecture by Dr. Cherry, and the final 30 minutes will be devoted to follow-up discussion.  Drop-ins are welcome.  No prior background is required.  Please contact Brian Serle if you have questions.

4/2/20Introduction, Overview, Class structure
4/16/20Torah, Old Testament, and Hebrew Bible
4/30/20From Israelite to Jew
5/28/20NO CLASS (Erev Shavuot)
6/11/20Deeds of Loving-Kindness (moved up one week)
7/16/20The Coming World
7/29/20Special Wednesday class – Tisha B’Av
8/13/20NO CLASS
9/3/20Law and Spirit
9/10/20Spring Holidays