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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 Israel
Akron, Ohio 44333
September 15, 2019 - June 7, 2020
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructors: Temple Israel Faculty
18 sessions
Tuition = $250

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Introduction to Judaism 
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion 
Cincinnati, OH, 45220 
November 12, 2019 - February 11, 2020 
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
10 sessions, plus 2 Shabbat experiences 
Instructor: Rabbi Matthew Kraus 
Tuition = $200 individual, $250 couple

Additional courses will be posted soon.

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