Introduction to Judaism is an engaging course for adults interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens.
Join our online program where everyone and their questions are welcome. New cohorts begin every two to three months. Complete this form to be placed on our interest list for upcoming classes
Introduction to Judaism online is a live 20-session class for adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Classes meet on Zoom and live closed captioning is available by request.
Introduction to Judaism online is designed for you, whether you are in an interfaith relationship, an adult raising Jewish children, a spiritual seeker, considering conversion, or a Jew who wants 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 affirm people from all backgrounds and are LGBTQIA+-friendly.
To participate, you will need 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.
Looking for an Introduction to Judaism course that is Deaf-friendly and taught exclusively in American Sign Language (ASL)? Learn about Introduction to Judaism Online Taught in ASL.
Many Reform congregations also offer Introduction to Judaism courses. Our online course is intended for people who reside where URJ (Reform) congregational courses are not offered. When we are able, we refer prospective participants to Introduction to Judaism courses offered by local Reform communities. Find a congregation near you.