Jewish spirituality is the development and strengthening of an eternal relationship with God – the absolute One Source of transcendent meaning, values, truth and goodness in the universe. God created, sustains, and guides the universe to its destiny and established a framework for mankind to actualize their potential by using free will through Torah study and mitzvah observance. This framework is absolutely comprehensive, for Judaism sees an opportunity for spiritual growth in everything that we do to fulfill our collective and personal missions in life. This first class offers a definition and framework for Jewish spirituality.