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Introduction to Judaism: Arizona

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Explore a modern take on Jewish life.

Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality.

Voice your questions, discover multiple perspectives, and find what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens.

Open to all, this course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

Topics include holidays, life cycle celebrations, theology and core beliefs, Hebrew, prayer, the Bible and other sacred texts, history, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, Zionism and Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today.

The course reflects the approach of Reform Judaism and is taught by Reform rabbis, cantors, and Jewish educators. Outstanding and experienced faculty encourage students to raise questions and engage deeply and personally with all topics. Many communities offer tuition discounts for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.  

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Discovering Judaism 
Temple Emanuel of Tempe 
Tempe, AZ 85283-2901 
August 18, 2019 – January 26, 2020 
Sundays, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
20 sessions 
Tuition = $280, $80 discount for members of URJ congregations, $226 discount for members of Temple Emanuel 

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Introduction to Judaism
Temple Kol Ami
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-2600
September 10, 2019 – January 21, 2020
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Instructors: Rabbi Jeremy Schneider & Area Reform Clergy
15 sessions
Tuition = $280, $80 discount for members of URJ congregations

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Introduction to Judaism
Temple Chai
Phoenix, AZ 85032-4839
January 14, 2020 - April 21, 2020
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Instructors: Rabbi Bonnie Koppell and Area Reform clergy
15 sessions
Tuition = $280, $80 discount for members of URJ congregations

Support for Introduction to Judaism is provided by the National Center to Encourage Judaism.