Introduction to Judaism

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Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens.

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Judaism Classes

Learn about Jewish spirituality, ethics, practice, and community through our engaging Judaism classes online. URJ and Reform congregations provide classes to help you explore Judaism.

Introduction to Judaism Classes: What to Expect

Rabbi Julie Zupan
Introduction to Judaism provides a forum to ask Jewish questions, learn basic Jewish vocabulary, gain intellectual and experiential knowledge of Judaism, and acquire skills to “do Jewish.” The curriculum includes Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish beliefs and values, prayer and Jewish texts, the Holocaust, modern Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the diverse tapestry of the Jewish people today.

How I Found My Spiritual Home - and More - in Judaism

Julia Knobloch
September 8, 2016

For many years, I felt inhibited to knock on the door of a synagogue. Simultaneously, my heart and gut knew where I belonged. There is in fact Jewish ancestry on my father’s side – contested by some relatives; strong enough to reinforce my feelings of visceral kinship.