If you are an interfaith couple, considering converting to Judaism, or Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, Introduction to Judaism is perfect for you. This class will meet on Wednesday evenings from January 20-April 14. Each session will run from 6:00-8:00pm.

Taught by Rodeph Shalom clergy, Introduction to Judaism is designed to provide students with a foundation of the Jewish faith, culture, people and history, from a Reform perspective. Class sessions will be run with the intent of creating an atmosphere of sharing, learning, and growing. You are encouraged to ask questions, express feelings, and offer input into the discussions. Topics include Shabbat, The Life Cycle: Birth, B’nai Mitzvah, Conversion, Wedding, Death, Mourning, Afterlife, Jewish Holidays, Jewish History, Prayers & Blessings, and more. 

Click here for the syllabus. Registration is required. Please pass along this information for anyone you know who may be interested in this course. 

Cost: Free for RS members; $180/non-member singles and couples. If you prefer to send in a check, please address it to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 and include “Introduction to Judaism” in the memo line. For questions, contact Melissa Erlick