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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


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


Mondays at noon PT/ 1p MT/ 2pm CT/ 3pm ET:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR Access Judaism: SESSION 1: (click on the links to register)

10/31 Personal Inventory of Belief

11/7 Radical Responsibility for the World

11/14 Demystifying Denominational Differences

11/21 The Flavors of the Holy Books

11/28 One for Every Mood: The Jewish Holidays

12/5 Jewish Intermarriage: A History

12/12 The Righteous Economic Vision of the Rabbis

12/19 The Kabbalistic Non-Binary God


Access Judaism SESSION 2:

1/9 The Intelligent Design of the Prayer Service

1/23 Reform Renovations of the Prayerbook

1/30 Rituals as Markers of Transition

2/6 The Characteristics of a Good Jew

2/13 Slam Poetry in the Golden Age

2/27 Bad Theology: Terrible Explanations of Why The Righteous Suffer

3/6 Siblings or Cousins?: Jews and Christians in the First Century

3/13 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:


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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