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free Judaism classes

A Taste of Judaism® is a free, three-session mini-course designed especially for those who are curious about Judaism. Each two-hour class explores a different aspect of Judaism: Jewish Spirituality (God), Jewish Ethics (Torah) and Jewish Community (Israel).

Consider making A Taste of Judaism® part of your congregation's strategy for outreach and engagement. Since 1994, A Taste of Judaism® has engaged approximately 100,000 individuals searching for an easy access point to liberal Jewish life.

Resources for Congregations

The URJ supports congregations who offer A Taste of Judaism® with:

  • training for instructors and administrative staff/lay volunteers
  • sample curricula material
  • posting your congregation’s class on the ReformJudaism.org/Taste web page
  • advertising materials, including personalized, camera-ready ads 
  • paid Facebook and Instagram advertising for courses that meet minimum criteria

In addition, the URJ awards a limited number of A Taste of Judaism® Marketing Grants to URJ congregations. Applications for the 2019-2020 programmatic year will be available in the Tent in January 2019.


After completing the 3-session A Taste of Judaism® program:

  • 89% of students say they are likely to seek additional opportunities for Jewish learning or worship
  • 33% subsequently enroll in Introduction to Judaism classes
  • 13% seek a connection to a rabbi or cantor to explore conversion