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access judaism

The Melanie Grohman z"l* Access Judaism program is a relevant and empowering adult learning program in a fun, relaxed environment


This program features a broad spectrum of thoughtfully curated Jewish subjects in the realms of history, rituals, culture, philosophy, law, and spirituality. These interactive classes, which include post-class reflection questions, can also count towards requirements of conversion or adult b'nai mitzvah ceremonies.


Classes are open to students entering with a diversity of backgrounds from those well versed in Jewish life to those new to Jewish learning. There is a place for everyone in this program.


​This course is taught over Zoom in two sessions of 8 classes each. The classes are flexible and are designed so that a person can choose to take one class, several, a whole session, or both sessions. 

All classes are FREE. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you'd like to contribute the suggested donation of $25/class, $180/ 8-class session, or $300 for the entire 16-class Access Judaism course, please do so at registration or by visiting

No experience necessary. All are welcome!

Access Judaism: SESSION 1:

Personal Inventory of Belief

Radical Responsibility for the World

Demystifying Denominational Differences

The Flavors of the Holy Books

One for Every Mood: The Jewish Holidays

Jewish Intermarriage: A History

The Righteous Economic Vision of the Rabbis

The Kabbalistic Non-Binary God

Access Judaism SESSION 2:

The Intelligent Design of the Prayer Service

Reform Renovations of the Prayerbook

Rituals as Markers of Transition

The Characteristics of a Good Jew

Slam Poetry in the Golden Age

Bad Theology: Terrible Explanations of Why The Righteous Suffer

Siblings or Cousins?: Jews and Christians in the First Century

Before You Die, Consider These Rabbinic Thoughts


The Course features classes in philosophy, theology, culture, history, liturgy, and more!

What people say:

“Rabbi Miller has a great sense of humor, and you can tell she really loves sharing her knowledge.”

“She involves her students so it’s not a lecture format, and we were encouraged to ask questions or insert comments as the evening went along. She makes everyone comfortable in her presence and allows time for all of us to learn a little about the others in the group.”

"Rabbi Miller made these wise and learned people viable for me, allowing me to connect on a more personal level with each one. I loved my experience with Rabbi Miller and am looking forward to more learning opportunities with her. She's a wonderful teacher."

Have a question about Access Judaism? Rabbi Miller would love to hear from you!

*This series is named after our beloved Keeping It Sacred community member, 

the late Melanie Grohman, may her memory be for a blessing, who loved learning

about Judaism and our community.

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