Jewish Lifecycle Events
In this course with Rabbi Gidon Rothstein, take an in-depth, source based journey through Jewish lifecycle events and learn the practical halacha associated with these ceremonies. Topics to include: Blessings after giving birth, brit milah, pidyon haben, chinuch habanim/banot, the mitzvah of talmud Torah, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage (engagement, the wedding, sheva brachot), divorce (get), saying Kaddish, and more.
Please note: Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the practical halachot but this course will not certify students to perform specific ceremonies such as weddings.
Jewish Lifecycle Events: The Jewish Lifecycle, Shiur 2–Birchat Ha-Gomel, Shalom Zachar, and Shalom Bat
Jewish Lifecycle Events: The Jewish Lifecycle, Shiur 9–Educating Children and Grandchildren
Jewish Lifecycle Events: Jewish Lifecycle Events -Materialism and Adolescence
Jewish Lifecycle Events: Jewish Lifecycle Events -Divorce and Recalcitrance
Jewish Lifecycle Events: Conversion
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience". He lives in Riverdale, NY.