INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi Dr. Jana De Benedetti has been teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies for more than 45 years at synagogues, other public institutions, and as a private tutor. She has taught Hebrew at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA), Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago, Illinois, LSUS and Centenary College in Shreveport. While in Shreveport she was Educational Director at Agudath Achim Synagogue. and was the Hebrew instructor at the Christian Center Montessori School. She is the Rabbi and teaches Jewish music, Hebrew, and Torah studies at B’nai Zion Congregation, She has published scholarly texts and articles, and helped to produce record albums and songbooks of Jewish music. She has earned a B.A. in Judaic Studies, an M.A. in Philosophy, and a Doctor of Arts in Humanistic Studies with specialization in Linguistics from SUNYA. She was ordained a Rabbi at RSI. Rabbi Jana makes learning Hebrew and Judaism enjoyable and joyful.
BEING JEWISH: Discuss a wide variety of topics about being Jewish including beliefs, practices, laws and customs. This class is for anyone who wants to know more about Judaism: if you have wondered what Judaism is about, or thought about becoming Jewish, or if you have always been Jewish.