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

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

Registration for January 2022 is now available. Please fill out this Interest Form.

Introduction to Judaism online taught in ASL is a weekly 21-session class taught exclusively in American Sign Language for Deaf students over Zoom videoconferencing. Class size is limited to 20 students.   

Join Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe for this engaging, online course for Deaf adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens.

This course is designed for interfaith couples, adults raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult learning experience. Topics include holidays, life cycle, core beliefs, simple Hebrew vocabulary, prayer, Bible and other sacred texts, history, Holocaust, Israel in the Jewish story, the North American Jewish experience, and the diversity of the Jewish people today.

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

For more information, contact Learning@urj.org.

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Meet Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe who will teach Introduction to Judaism in ASL

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