Introduction to Judaism is a course offered in partnership between the Union for Reform Judaism and local Reform congregations for anyone interested in exploring Judaism – singles, interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews looking for adult-level basics. This class introduces the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in 16-20 weeks. Topics include Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, Israel, history and Hebrew.
Why take the course? Perhaps:
… you recently discovered you have Jewish ancestry and want to learn more about your roots.
… your partner is Jewish and you are not.
… your adult child is helping to raise Jewish grandchildren.
… you are seeking conversion to Judaism.
… you are Jewish yet somehow, when you were younger, you didn’t learn what you’d like to know about the culture and religion of the Jewish people.
… you grew up in a place where there was no synagogue.
… you weren’t quite ready to appreciate the Jewish education you were offered.
… your parents didn’t think you needed a Jewish education.
… you now seek a way to live a fuller and richer Jewish family life.
… you now want to narrow the cultural gaps between you and your children.