The Hebrew Life Cycle Customs course examines the Torah based customs around pregnancy, birth, coming of age, marriage, death and mourning via Torah, the Hebrew language and how these customs are preserved among African Hebrews. 

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This Class Starts February 9, 2021

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About this course

In this course you will learn a Hebraic way to undergo pregnancy, celebrate birth, take our youth through coming of age ceremonies based on scripture, the steps to a Hebraic engagement and wedding, Torah based funeral and mourning practices and where these customs are preserved in Africa and the diaspora. This course is a must for Morehs, Morahs, Rabbis, Pastors, Bishops, Apostles, Ministers or any Hebrew who wants to correctly bring themselves, their family, their assembly or community through the stages of the life cycle. Through readings, video clips and writing we will examine how to properly undergo Hebraic life cycle events such as birth, coming of age, marriage and death.

What you'll learn

  • Hebraic customs around pregnancy, postpartum separation Torah law and baby naming and dedication ceremonies. 
  • Hebraic coming of age ceremonies for Hebrew children and how the Bar Mitzvah was developed in West Africa. 
  • The Customs for a Hebraic Engagement (Betrothal), wedding and newlywed period according to scripture
  • Hebraic Torah based customs for death, burial and mourning.
  • What Life Cycle events are in Hebraic tradition and how the above life cycle customs are practiced in Africa and the diaspora today.
  • 8-Weeks of Interactive Courses








Up to 3hours

*$150 USD Stdnt

Hebrew Life Cycle Customs: Birth, Coming of Age, Marriage & Death



Meet the instructor

Morah Onleilove Alston
Morah Onleilove AlstonProfessor of Liberation Theology and Hebrew History
Onleilove (pronounce Onlylove) Chika Alston, founder of Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn...

*Price of classes may very depending on the status you chose on the application. Price for each course is $150 USD for US students, $75 USD for international students. Price for US auditors is $120 USD and $60 USD for international auditors.