Reform congregations host 16-week Introduction to Judaism class

Anyone interested in gaining adult-level introductory knowledge of Judaism can enroll in a 16-week session beginning Feb. 16 at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd. The class will be on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. 

“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 is sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Association of Reform Rabbis in St. Louis. Topics to be covered include creating a Jewish home, Jewish holidays and life cycle events, traditions, theology and prayer, Israel, history, and Hebrew. The instructors for the session will be rabbis from CRC, Temple Emanuel and Congregation Temple Israel.

 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 a Friday night Sabbath service, a Hebrew primer, 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 can help those interested find a rabbi to work with.

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

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