Join our online program where everyone and their questions are welcome. New cohorts begin every two-three months.
Introduction to Judaism online is a live 21-session class for adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Classes meet on Zoom video-conferencing and live closed captioning is available by advance request.
Introduction to Judaism online is designed for interfaith couples, adults raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult learning experience.
Wherever you are on your journey with Judaism, this class is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for you to explore. Our programs welcome people from all backgrounds and are LGBTQ-friendly.
Participation requires a webcam, high-speed internet access, and a computer.
Topics include holidays, life cycle, core beliefs, simple Hebrew vocabulary, prayer, the Bible and other sacred texts, history, antisemitism and the Holocaust, Israel, the North American Jewish experience, and the diversity of the Jewish people today.
Many Reform congregations offer Introduction to Judaism courses. Our course is intended for people who reside where URJ (Reform) congregational courses are not offered. Where available, we refer prospective participants to Introduction to Judaism courses offered by local Reform communities. Find a congregation near you.