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Classes and Workshops

Exploring Judaism with Reform Jewish Outreach Boston

Introduction to Judaism

For Interfaith Couples and Curious Individuals

This in-depth course is designed for individuals and couples wishing to explore Judaism.  Interfaith couples are encouraged to enroll together.

Taught by a dynamic team of Reform rabbis, cantors and educators, Introduction to Judaism provides an opportunity to learn about Jewish beliefs, traditions, holidays, and life cycle celebrations in a warm and supportive environment.

$275/individual or $375/couple. Scholarships available.  

Advance registration is required. 

Program Schedule Information:

October, 2017
Brookline
Beginning Monday October 2; 7-9:30PM, 16 sessions
Rabbis Sue Ann Wasserman, Amy Goodman & Jeff Wildstein at Temple Ohabei Shalom

November, 2017
Boston
Beginning Thursday November 9; 7-9:30PM, 16 sessions
Temple Israel Clergy in partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel

February, 2018
Sharon and Westwood
Beginning Sunday February 11; 2-5:00 PM, 13 Sessions
Rabbis Joseph Meszler, Micah Citrin, Karen Citrin, Tom Alpert & Julie Zupan at Temple Sinai and Temple Beth David


 

A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?

This engaging class on Jewish spirituality, ethics and community is designed for the curious beginner. All faith backgrounds welcome.

No cost.  Advance registration is required.

Program Schedule Information:

September, 2017
Boston
3 Tuesday evenings - September 12, 19 & 26; 7-9:00PM
Rabbi Julie Zupan in partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel

October, 2017
Cambridge
3 Tuesday evenings - October 10, 17 & 24; 7-9:00PM
Rabbi Getzel Davis at Harvard Hillel

April, 2018
Boston
3 Monday evenings - April 23, 30 & May 7; 7-9:00PM
Rabbi Julie Zupan in partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel

June, 2018
Boston
3 Thursday evenings - June 7, 14 & 21; 7-9:00PM
In partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel


 

Planning a Jewish Wedding

A Wedding Workshop for Interfaith and Jewish Couples

Explore the symbols of the Jewish wedding ceremony, ways to honor family traditions, how to personalize your ceremony, and how to find the right officiant for you.  

Advance registration is required. $10 per couple. 

Program Schedule Information:

October, 2017
Cambridge
Thursday evening, October 19; 7-9:00PM
Rabbis Getzel Davis and Julie Zupan at Harvard Hillel

January, 2018
Boston
Tuesday evening, January 23; 7-9:00PM
Rabbis Jen Gubitz & Julie Zupan at The Non-Profit Center

May, 2018
Boston
Thursday evening, May 17; 7-9:00PM
Rabbis Julie Zupan & Jillian Cameron in partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel

 


Hebrew Boot Camp

A crash course for beginner Hebrew learners. 

Learn to recognize the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet and become comfortable sounding out some of the key recurring words and phrases in the Hebrew blessings for Shabbat and holidays. This course assumes no prior Hebrew experience.

$50 Includes materials.

Program Schedule Information:

November, 2017
Boston - Fall
Sunday November 12; 10:00AM-2:00PM
Debbie Betesh in partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel of Boston

June, 2017
Boston - Spring
2 Thursday evenings - March 22 & 29; 7-9:00PM
Debbie Betesh in partnership with the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel of Boston


 

Becoming Jewish

Exploring the Journey Towards a New Religious Identity

Are you considering conversion? Are you in the process of becoming Jewish? Are you newly Jewish? This class is an evening discussion group about the process of conversion to Judaism and relating to one’s family and community with a new religious identity.

No cost. Advance registration is required.

Co-sponsored and held at Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh & Education Center, 1838 Washington Street, Newton

Watch Mayyim Hayyim's new video, Becoming Jewish: At the Water's Edge.

Program Schedule Information:

November, 2017
Boston
Tuesday evening November 14; 7-9:00PM
Rabbi Julie Zupan at The Non-Profit Center

May, 2018
Newton
Wednesday evening, May 16; 7-9:00PM
​Rabbi Julie Zupan, Co-sponsored and held at Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh