Introduction to Judaism - Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD

Virtual Edition!

Discover what could be meaningful to you in Judaism.
Explore a modern take on Jewish life.

Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, spirituality, and community in the Union for Reform Judaism's Introduction to Judaism class, an engaging 16-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform Jewish lens.

Open to all, this course is designed for individuals and couples from various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. The course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

Join our class where everyone and their questions are welcome!

The virtual class is being taught by Rabbi JoHanna Potts and begins September 29, 2020.
It is 16 virtual sessions plus a Shabbat dinner and service.  It skips the Tuesdays of election day and the last one in December. 

Class sessions:
September 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15, 22
January 5, 12, 19, 26
And a Shabbat dinner and service - TBD 

Tuition prices vary based on congregational affiliation and number of people taking the course. Scholarships are available. Please let us know if you are in need of financial assistance.

Please have this clergy sponsorship form filled out and emailed ASAP following your registration. If you do not have a cantor or rabbi to sponsor you, please be in touch with Rabbi JoHanna Potts at jpotts@templeshalom.net so she can connect you with a local clergy person. 

If finances present an issue please contact our Financial Secretary financialsec@templeshalom.net if connected to Temple Shalom or your sponsoring clergy person. No one will be turned away for lack of finances.
 

Requirements

Introduction to Judaism is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, this course is designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. This course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.