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What is Aish Essentials?

Aish Essentials is a Jerusalem-based program that runs both free Jewish drop-in classes and 3-week immersive learning experiences in the heart of the Old City, directly across the plaza from the Western Wall.

What Kind of Jewish Classes Are Available?

We designed our curriculum to help you launch your spiritual journey by examining Jewish answers to some of life’s most pressing questions. Our classes aim to give you steady footing as you explore the loftiest questions you have.

Our courses are open and non-judgmental so that our experienced educators can help you find answers to the questions you are investigating no matter your background or practice. Arriving with Hebrew fluency and previous religious education might be nice, but an open mind is what will make the difference. Our classes are a place to grapple with Jewish tradition and how it relates to you, not to simply accept all of what you hear.

Examples of Our Weekly Classes:

  • What is the nature of Reality?

  • Why is there suffering in the world?

  • Practical spirituality.

  • Finding joy through pain.

  • Subjectivity vs objectivity.

  • G'd and the expanding universe.

  • Comparative religion.

  • What is my purpose in life?

  • Open Forum: Questions and answers.

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