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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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Judaism 101
The Community Synagogue  
Port Washington, NY 11050 
October 22, 2019 - April 24, 2020 
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Instructors: Clergy of the Community Synagogue 
18 sessions, plus Shabbat and holiday gatherings 
Tuition = $180, free for members of The Community Synagogue

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Beth-El 
Jersey City, NJ, 07304 
October 24, 2019 - April 23, 2020 
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  
Instructor: Rabbi Leana Moritt  
20 sessions  
Tuition = $200, free for members of Temple Beth-El 

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Israel of the City of New York 
November 5, 2019 - March 17, 2020 
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Linda Goodman and Temple Israel Clergy 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $360, $180 discount for members of Temple Israel 

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Introduction to Judaism 

Congregation Emanu-El/Streicker Center 
New York, NY 10065 
December 5, 2019 - April 30, 2020 
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Peter Weintraub 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $360 individual, $450 couple 

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Introduction to Judaism 
East End Temple 
New York , NY 10003-3635 
January 8, 2020 – May 20, 2020 
Wednesdays6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Hayley Siegel 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $360 individual, $450 couple

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Shaaray Tefila 
New York, NY 10075 
February 4, 2020 – June 9, 2020 
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Jessica Lenza 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $360/individual $450/couple

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Introduction to Judaism 
Congregation Emanu-El/Streicker Center
New York, NY 10065 
March 17, 2020 - July 21, 2020 
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Janet Roberts 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $360 individual, $450 couple 

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Israel of the City of New York 
April 21, 2020 – August 18, 2020 
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Hayley Siegel and Temple Israel Clergy 
18 sessions 
Tuition = $360, $180 discount for members of Temple Israel 

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