Interested in a deeper understanding of the basics of Jewish life or thinking about converting to Judaism? Then Temple Beth El’s Introduction to Judaism class might be for you. This 18-session weekly course taught by our clergy with other experts in the community covers topics such as holidays, customs, life-cycle events, values, theology, prayers and rituals, Jewish texts, history, and Hebrew.
Introduction to Judaism is open to Jews and non-Jews alike. Often, a Jewish partner, friend, or family member will choose to accompany the prospective convert to the classes. This class is also useful for non-Jews who do not intend to convert but are interested in learning more about Judaism. It is also helpful for people who were born and raised as Jews but feel as though they never received a solid Jewish education. All are welcome.