Rabbi Marc Katz

Rabbi Marc Katz is the rabbi at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, NJ. He is the author of The Heart of Loneliness: How Jewish Wisdom Can Help You Cope and Find Comfort, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

Why My Congregation Hosts "A Taste of JudaismĀ®" Classes - and Yours Should, Too

Rabbi Marc Katz

Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of hosting A Taste of JudaismĀ® classes at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, N.Y. The first time was at a local restaurant; the second was in the synagogue building. Over the course of teaching this class, I have learned a number of important lessons and have seen many benefits. When it works, here is what congregations and participants can get out of the class.