Introduction to Judaism course offered

A special class for those in an interfaith relationship, considering conversion to Judaism, or who simply wanting to learn more about Judaism will begin in October. “Introduction to Judaism” is sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Reform rabbis and congregations of St. Louis.

Anyone, Jewish or non-Jewish, interested in gaining adult-level introductory knowledge of Judaism is invited to take the 16-week session that will be held on Tuesday nights at Temple Emanuel.

Topics to be covered included Jewish holidays and life cycle events, creating a Jewish home, theology and prayer, Israel, history and Hebrew. The instructors for the session will be rabbis from Temple Emanuel, United Hebrew Congregation and Central Reform Congregation. 

Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and will begin Oct. 7. The enrollment cost of $250 for an individual, and $275 for couples, includes 16 class sessions, an all-day “Learn to Read Hebrew Marathon,” a tour of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center and 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.

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