Reform rabbis from St. Louis congregations lead intro to Judaism course


Clockwise from top left: Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh, Rabbi Rachel Bearman, Rabbi Amy Feder and Rabbi Michael Alper

Temple Emanuel is hosting an introduction to Judaism course from Oct. 5 to Jan. 25.  Classes will be taught virtually on Zoom. There is no tuition fee for the course.  

Students are asked to purchase the book, “Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity: A Reader for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Introduction to Judaism Course,” from CCAR Press at To register, visit 

The dates for the course are: 

• Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26: Rabbis Amy Feder and Michael Alper of Congregation Temple Israel (Topic: Jewish Life)

• November 2, 9, 16, 30: Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh of Temple Emanuel (Topic: Holidays)

• December 7, 14, 21, 28: Rabbi Rachel Bearman of Congregation Shaare Emeth (Topic: Jewish History)

• January 4, 11, 18, 25: Rabbi Hersh (Topic: Life Cycles).