Introduction to Judaism class starts in February

Anyone interested in gaining adult-level introductory knowledge of Judaism is invited to enroll in a 16-week session that will meet Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Feb. 7. “Introduction to Judaism” is designed for Jewish and non-Jewish people in an interfaith relationship, considering conversion to Judaism or who simply want to learn more about Judaism.

The class, sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Association of Reform Rabbis in St. Louis, will be held at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, in Creve Coeur. Topics to be covered include creating a Jewish home, Jewish holidays and life cycle events, traditions, theology and prayer, Israel, and history. The instructors for the session will be rabbis from Temple Emanuel, Central Reform Congregation and United Hebrew Congregation. 

The cost to enroll is $250 for an individual, and $275 for couples, includes 16 class sessions, a tour of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a Friday night Shabbat service and a certificate upon successful completion. Students will be asked to purchase two books for the class. All students must have a sponsoring or referring rabbi. URJ staff will be happy to talk about this with you to find a rabbi who meets your needs.

For more information, referrals to a rabbi, or to register, visit, or contact Steve Sorkin at 314-983-0229 or [email protected].