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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 Beth El 
Tacoma, WA 98465-1936 
September 11, 2019 - May 20, 2020 
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbi Bruce Kadden 
24 sessions 
Tuition = $180, $30 discount for members of Temple Beth El

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple De Hirsch Sinai 
Seattle, WA 98122 
September 12, 2019 - January 30, 2020 
Thursdays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Instructor: Rabbis of Temple De Hirsch Sinai 
16 sessions 
Tuition = $250, $70 discount for members of URJ congregations

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Introduction to Judaism 
Temple Beth Am  
Seattle, WA, 98115 
October 202019 - April 19, 2020 
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 
Instructors: Temple Beth Am clergy
16 sessions 
Tuition = $250, $70 discount for members of URJ congregations

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