URJ Introduction to Judaism


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Specialties: Looking for a basic foundation in Judaism? This 18-week long course is a must for anyone considering conversion to Judaism and interfaith couples. It's also a great refresher course for Jews-by-birth who want to gain an adult perspective on Jewish life, values, and tradition. Come learn about the major Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, study Jewish history, familiarize yourself with Jewish prayer, and learn about different views of God in Judaism. Established in 1873. The Union for Reform Judaism has offered Intro classes in major metropolitan areas for over 30 years. Students who have completed the program are raising Jewish children and participate in Jewish life in their communities and at home. And some have chosen to be Jewish educators and rabbis! The Reform movement is the largest Jewish movement in North America and represents an estimated 1.5 million Jews. There are more than 900 Reform congregations in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


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