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Reform Jewish Chicago

Reform Jewish Chicago

Reform Jewish Chicago

Welcome to Reform Jewish Chicago, designed for people just like you—interfaith couples, anyone exploring Judaism, and the Jewish community. We hope you will find our programs inviting and the information we provide to be helpful.

Please let our Reform Jewish Outreach staff be a resource to you for next steps— give us a call at 872-256-1818 or email Joy Wasserman.


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Introduction to Judaism Classes in Chicago

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging 18-session course for those who are looking for 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 Jewish learning experience.

The program is built around three themes:  Living in Jewish Time, the Cycle of Jewish Life, and the Jewish Story. Together we explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish beliefs and values, prayer and Jewish texts, the Holocaust, modern Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today. There are opportunities to enjoy a class Shabbat dinner, to meet with program alumni, and join special gatherings for those students who are exploring Judaism towards conversion.

Our Introduction to Judaism faculty are accessible, engaging, and caring teachers and are open to the questions and concerns you might have along the way.  

New courses at a variety of locations start year-round at Reform congregations throughout Chicagoland.  

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