A Taste of Judaism: Are you Curious?
is a high visibility, easy access program of liberal Jewish content designed to pique the interest of all who are searching for an access
point to Jewish life.
Designed primarily for unaffiliated Jews, non-Jews, intermarried couples and adult children of intermarriage,
A Taste of Judaism is a free, three-week course, covering three topics in two hours each: Jewish Spirituality (God), Jewish Ethics (Torah)
and Jewish Community (Israel).
The Union for Reform Judaism is here to support URJ member congregations that wish to offer A Taste of Judaism. There are 3 ways to offer Taste of Judaism in your area:
Use URJ marketing resources: Offer Taste of Judaism and use congregational or local funding to pay for advertising. With or without URJ financial support, you can
receive training, ad production, a class listing on the ReformJudaism.org web page, access to Taste of Judaism administrative documents, and more. Let us know if you plan to offer Taste of Judaism in this way during the coming year.
Apply for URJ marketing grants in April/May for the following program year: Advertising grants are available to URJ congregations so that Taste reaches as many unaffiliated people as possible. Before applying, consider:
You may apply for grant funding if you have not received a URJ Taste of Judaism grant
within the past three years.
We will endeavor to fund 75% or more of your anticipated advertising cost plus a modest honorarium for the instructor, but decisions will be made
based on the total number of applications received and the funding available.
Congregations with 150 or fewer members may be considered for full grant funding.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2013-2014. If you applied, notification of awards will be made by June 30th.
Apply for outside funding: National Center to Encourage Judaism accepts requests for reimbursement of up to 50% (maximum $1250) of your advertising expenses, after the course concludes. Apply to the NCEJ.