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. Suggested donation for one class is $25, one session is $180 and the full program is $300. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


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


Wednesdays at 7pm PT/ 8p MT/ 9pm CT/ 10pm ET:

Access Judaism: SESSION 1:

10/6 Personal Inventory of Belief

10/13 Radical Responsibility for the World

10/20 Demystifying Denominational Differences

10/27 The Flavors of the Holy Books

11/3 One for Every Mood: The Jewish Holidays

11/10 Jewish Intermarriage: A History

11/17 The Righteous Economic Vision of the Rabbis

11/24 The Kabbalistic Non-Binary God


Access Judaism SESSION 2:

5/11 The Intelligent Design of the Prayer Service

5/18 Reform Renovations of the Prayerbook

5/25 Rituals as Markers of Transition

6/1 The Characteristics of a Good Jew

6/8 Slam Poetry in the Golden Age

6/15 Bad Theology: Terrible Explanations of Why The Righteous Suffer

6/22 Siblings or Cousins?: Jews and Christians in the First Century

6/29 Before You Die, Consider These Rabbinic Thoughts

Register for both 8-class sessions, one 8-class session, or for individual classes a-la-carte when you click on an upcoming Access Judaism class on our events calendar:


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. Her memory is a blessing.