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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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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Isaiah 
Lexington, MA 02421 
April 28, 2020 – August 11, 2020 
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Instructors: Reform clergy 
Contact person: Rabbi Amy Hertz, ahertz@templeisaiah.net 
16 sessions 
Tuition = $275 individual, $375 couple 
Offered in collaboration with Beth El Temple Center (Belmont, MA) and Temple Shir Tikvah (Winchester, MA) 

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Introduction to Judaism
Temple Israel  
Boston, MA 02215-5327 
October 15, 2020 – February 18, 2021 
Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Instructors: Temple Israel Clergy 
18 sessions 
Tuition: $275 individual, $375 couple

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Sinai 
Brookline, MA 02446-5238 
February 9, 2021 - June 8, 2021 
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Instructors: Rabbi Andrew Vogel and Rabbi Talia Stein 
Contact person: Rabbi Andrew Vogel, rabbivogel@sinaibrookline.org, 617.277.5888 
16 sessions 
Tuition = $275 individual, $375 couple 

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Introduction to Judaism  
Temple Emanu-El (Haverhill)Temple Emanuel (Andover)Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley (Lowell)Congregation Shalom (Chelmsford)
Haverhill, MA 01830-3219 
September 10, 2019 – January 21, 2020 
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Instructor: Reform Jewish Clergy of the Merrimack Valley 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $100

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Anshe Amunim 
Pittsfield, MA 01201-6922 
October 29, 2019 - February 11, 2020 
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
15 sessions 
Tuition = $100 individual, $180 couple, Free for members of Temple Anshe Amunim

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Israel 
Boston, MA 02215-5327 
October 24, 2019 – February 27, 2020 
Thursdays7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Instructors: Temple Israel Clergy 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $275 individual, $375 couple 

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South Area Boston Collaborative: 
Temple Sinai (Sharon)Temple Etz Chaim (Franklin) 
Temple Beth David of the South Shore (Canton) 
Temple Beth David (Westwood)Temple Chayai Shalom (Easton)  
December 8, 2019 - April 12, 2020 
Sundays, 2 p.m.  -  4:30 p.m. 
Instructors: South Area Reform Rabbis  
15 sessions 
Tuition = $275 individual, $375 couple, $75 discount for members of participating congregations

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Ohabei Shalom 
Brookline, MA 02446-5441 
January 15, 2020 – May 6, 2020 
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Daniel Schaefer  
Contact person: Naomi Fisher, rabbis@ohabei.org, 617-277-6610
15 sessions 
Tuition = $275 individual, $375 couple

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Israel  
Boston, MA 02215-5327 
March 5, 2020 - June 18, 2020 
Thursdays, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Instructors: Temple Israel Clergy 
Contact person: Brigid Goggin, bgoggin@tisrael.org617-566-3960
18 sessions 
Tuition = $275 individual, $375 couple