New in 2021: Introduction to Judaism Online Taught in ASL

December 28, 2020

Introduction to Judaism online is a live weekly video conference class in which students join classmates for an engaging 21-session course offered in three consecutive trimesters. The program is suitable for adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. 

New in 2021, the URJ is proud to introduce Introduction to Judaism online taught in ASL, a weekly, 21-session class taught exclusively in American Sign Language for Deaf students over videoconferencing. 

Participants are invited to join Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe for this engaging, online course for Deaf adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Payment plans and limited scholarships are available.

Like all of our Introduction to Judaism classes, this course is designed for interfaith couples, adults raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult learning experience. The course is suitable for individuals and couples from Jewish and other faith traditions and cultural backgrounds, and those who have had no religious upbringing. Topics include holidays, lifecycle events, theology and core beliefs, simple Hebrew vocabulary, prayer, Bible, history, Holocaust, modern Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today.

Introduction to Judaism online in ASL requires participants to be present for live-session weekly classes offered through videoconferencing. The course will include shared media, small-group discussion, and is supplemented by resources, readings, and videos with captions. Participation requires a webcam, high-speed internet access, and a computer.

For more information and to register, visit the Introduction to Judaism Online Taught in ASL page. Looking for information about non-ASL Introduction to Judaism classes? Learn more and sign up for our interest list

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