Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism

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The URJ has long created opportunities to learn about Judaism through A Taste of Judaism® and Introduction to Judaism classes, making Jewish learning accessible to those seeking to learn more.

Rabbi Miriam Wajnberg
Introduction to Judaism classes

Learn how the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is expanding resources devoted to in-person offerings of A Taste of Judaism® and Introduction to Judaism classes.

Rabbi Julie Zupan
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Introduction to Judaism online enables people across North America and beyond to connect and reconnect with Judaism – regardless of where they’re physically located.

Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser
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This is a well-planned class with amazing staff, and I feel like a completely different person from when I started it. 

Ken Freeman
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My congregation received a grant to help with advertising costs for A Taste of Judaism® course and it has transformed my work to welcome people to the Jewish community.

Rabbi Ethan Bair
Press Release
Press Release

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest, most diverse Jewish movement in North America, launches a new online Introduction to Judaism class, filling a significant need in the North American community for individuals who want to explore liberal Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study.