URJ, Reform congregations offer Intro to Judaism course

Anyone interested in gaining adult-level introductory knowledge of Judaism is invited to take a class beginning this fall sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Reform rabbis and congregations of St. Louis.

The 16-week session to be offered on Tuesday nights at Temple Israel is designed specifically for those in an interfaith relationship, people considering conversion to Judaism, and people of any faith—including Jewish—who want to learn more about Judaism.

Topics to be covered included Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, Israel, history, and Hebrew. The instructors for the fall-winter session are Rabbis Elizabeth Hersh, Justin Kerber, and Lane Steinger.

Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and will begin Oct. 9. No classes will be held on Nov. 6, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1. The enrollment cost of $275 for an individual, and $300 for couples, includes all materials, the 16-weeks of classes, an all-day “Learning Hebrew Marathon” in February, and a certificate upon successful completion. It is preferred that all students have a rabbi as a sponsor but it is not required.

For further information or to register, visit www.urj.org/intro, or contact Steve Sorkin at 314-983-0229 or [email protected].