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Introduction to Judaism: Cincinnati

Introduction to Judaism: Cincinnati

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Introduction to Judaism is an engaging 9-session course created in partnership between the Union for Reform Judaism and the Reform Jewish congregations and rabbis of Cincinnati. 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 beliefs and values; Jewish prayer, texts, and worship; the Sabbath and other Jewish holidays; Jewish family and home life; Jewish history; and Zionism and Israel. 

All classes are held on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the premier Reform Jewish seminary in North America. Students will have a special guided tour of the Skirball Museum on the HUC-JIR campus, one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. Exhibits portray the cultural, historical, and religious heritage of the Jewish people.

The class instructor is Rabbi Matthew Kraus, director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Cincinnati. 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 referring rabbi or cantor— clergy with whom you have discussed your interest in Judaism and whether this class is right for you. 

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$200/individual or $250/couple