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Introduction to Judaism: St. Louis

Introduction to Judaism: St. Louis

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Introduction to Judaism is an engaging 18-session course created in partnership between the Union for Reform Judaism, the Association of Reform Rabbis of St. Louis, and local Reform congregations. The class is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, the 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.

Together we explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish beliefs and values, Jewish family and home life, prayer and Jewish texts, Jewish history including the Holocaust, modern Israel, the American Jewish experience, interfaith family considerations, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today. The course includes a tour of the Holocaust Museum and a Friday night Sabbath program.

Our faculty are rabbis and cantors from St. Louis area Reform congregations. They are accessible, engaging, and caring teachers who are open to all questions and concerns. Join our class where everyone and their questions are welcomed, and open and honest discussion is encouraged.

All students are asked to connect with a rabbi or cantor to discuss this course and your interest in Judaism. 

Congregation Shaare Emeth
11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141
February 5, 2019 – May 28, 2019
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 PM
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General Information

Tuition: $100
Includes course books & materials

18 Sessions



The rabbis who taught Intro were excellent in their approach to each topic, every person and all questions. I really enjoyed the very open approach.