Reform rabbis to lead 16-week Introduction to Judaism class this spring

A special class will begin on March 10 for those in an interfaith relationship, considering conversion to Judaism, or who simply want to learn more about Judaism. “Introduction to Judaism” is sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Association of Reform Rabbis in St. Louis.

Anyone, Jewish or non-Jewish, interested in gaining adult-level introductory knowledge of Judaism may take the 16-week session, held on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at Congregation Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive.

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

The enrollment cost of $250 for an individual or $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 Shabbat 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.


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