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Introduction to Judaism

Congregation Temple Israel is hosting the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) 2020 Intro to Judaism Course

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism. All people, perspectives, and questions are welcome!

This online course will be led by St. Louis area Reform rabbis.

Course information:
Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm from October 2020 through January 2021
The class Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the first class meeting on October 6.
October 6, 13, 20, 27

Topic: The Jewish People

November 3, 10, 17, 24   
Jewish Time

December 1, 8, 15, 22                 
Topic:  The Jewish Story

January 5, 12, 19, 26                    
Topic:  Jewish Life

Cost: No cost for the course, but students will be asked to purchase the course materials.

Course materials: Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity: A Reader for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Introduction to Judaism Course
This book can be purchased from the CCAR Press website as a hard copy or an eBook:
Hard copy: $34 
eBook: $28 


Supported by the National Center to Encourage Judaism, which funds programs that welcome people new to Judaism.

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St. Louis, MO 63141-7670

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