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Introduction to Judaism: Maryland

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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 Shalom 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3837 
October 15, 2019 – February 4, 2020 
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi JoHanna Potts 
17 sessions 
Tuition: $350 individual, $400 couple; $25 discount for members of URJ congregations. 
Offered in collaboration with Temple ShalomTemple SinaiTemple MicahTemple Emanuel, Temple Beth Ami

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Sinai 
Washington, DC 20015-1318 
March 2, 2020 - June 22, 2020 
Mondays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein 
16 sessions 
Tuition: $350 individual, $400 couple, $25 discount for members of URJ congregations 
Offered in collaboration with Temple ShalomTemple SinaiTemple MicahTemple EmanuelTemple Beth Ami 

Check out courses in Washington, DC. 

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