The Walking With series is an adult education course comprising twelve learning units.
Each PDF on this site contains:
- An introduction to the project
- A section on how to use the project
- An essay by a leading scholar
- Texts for chavruta and group study
- A proposed session plan
- A list of contributors
- A short bibliography
All of the materials may be downloaded at no charge. You may use them as you wish.
The Walking With series has been created by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in partnership with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Held Foundation, and is dedicated to the memory of Louise and Harold Held.
Our tradition teaches that Talmud Torah has no prescribed measure, that it yields benefit both immediately and in the time to come. It is our earnest hope that the Walking With project will awaken a passion for learning and provide a stimulating and positive educational experience in the short term. We pray, also, that in the longer term it will help to strengthen our people's connection to God and to a life of spirit and mitzvot.
- Walking With God (2007)
Walking With Justice (2008)
How to Use This Book
[U1] Social Justice - An Introduction
[U2] The Prophets and Social Justice
[U3] The Ethical Impulse in Rabbinic Judaism
[U4] A Torah of Justice - A View from the Right?
[U5] A Torah of Justice - A View from the Left?
[U7] Social Justice and the World of Business
[U8] Am I My Sibling's Keeper if my Sibling Lives Halfway Around the World?
[U9] Opening the Gates of Torah: Including People with Disabilities in the Jewish Community
[U10] How Kosher is Kosher?
[U11] Social Justice and Israeli SocietyAfterword: Creating Covenantal Communities: Building Relationships, Developing Leaders, Taking Action
Walking With Life (2009)
Introduction and How to Use This Book
[U2] Conception and Birth
[U3] Childhood and Adolescence
[U4] Growing Into Ourselves
[U5] Living in the Dream
[U6] Love and Marriage
[U9] Health and Self-Care
[U11] Ageing and Retirement
[U12] Leaving the World
- Walking With the Jewish Calendar (2010)
Walking With Mitzvot (2011)
[U1] Imperative of a Loving Heart
[U2] In the Biblical Period
[U3] In the Rabbinic Period
[U4] Modern Jewish Thought
[U5] Growing in Mitzvot
[U6] Mitzvot and the Spirit
[U7] The Intersection of Gender and Mitzvot
[U8] Mitzvot Ha-Teloynet Ba'Aretz
[U9] The Intersection of Philosophy and Mitzvot
[U10] Living the Mitzvot Today and Tomorrow
Walking With History (2012)
[U1] Living Jewish History: An Introduction by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL
[U2] The Biblical Period by Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
[U3] The Rabbinic Period by Rabbi Gail Labovitz, PhD
[U4] The Medieval Period by Rabbi Dr. Joel Rembaum
[U5] Medieval Thought by Rabbi Shai Cherry, PhD
[U6] Synagogue and Siddur by Rabbi Susan Leider
[U7] The Enlightenment by Dr. Steven Lowenstein
[U8] Zionism and Israel by Dr. Adam Rubin
[U9] The New World by Rabbi Scott Perlo
[U10] Conclusion by Rabbi Patricia Fenton