Introduction to Judaism Online Taught in American Sign Language (ASL) - Union for Reform Judaism

 Offered in partnership with the Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC)

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Join Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe for this engaging, online course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life.

Introduction to Judaism online taught in ASL is a weekly 20-session class taught entirely in American Sign Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Class size is limited to 20 students.

This course 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.

Topics include holidays, life cycle, core beliefs, simple Hebrew vocabulary, prayer, Bible and other sacred texts, history, the Holocaust, Israel in the Jewish story, the North American Jewish experience, and the diversity of the Jewish people today. Read our detailed course overview.

Introduction to Judaism online in ASL requires participants to be present for live sessions in American Sign Language (ASL) offered on Zoom. The course includes shared media and small-group discussion, supplemented by resources, readings, and captioned videos. You will need a webcam, high-speed internet access, and a computer.

Support for this class is provided by the Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC)

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Introduction to Judaism ASL - Meet the Instructor

Meet Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe, who will teach Introduction to Judaism in ASL. Download a transcript of this video.