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free Judaism classes

A Taste of Judaism® makes it easy to explore Judaism. The course is just three sessions with no course books and no homework, is offered free of charge, and course content assumes no previous knowledge about or exposure to 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.



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


What the URJ provides

We are pleased to offer support to URJ congregations offering A Taste of Judaism®.

URJ staff will:

  • Post the congregation’s program offerings on ReformJudaism.org, a site with 300,000 monthly visitors
  • Create a customized marketing toolkit, branded for the congregation
  • Administer participant registration and review every submission
  • Place paid, geographic specific social media advertising – up to $300 per course – on Facebook and Instagram
  • Respond directly to all inquiries from prospective participants, including those who express interest through our website pop-up boxes, and as appropriate, refer them to congregational clergy and/or staff
  • Forward detailed and up-to-date registrant rosters to the congregational liaison
  • Administer a student feedback survey and collate feedback to share with faculty
  • Offer curricular resources and one-on-one consulting to faculty and congregational leadership, as well an opportunity for them to subscribe students to a congregationally co-branded edition of Ten Minutes of Torah


Contact Us

Share your congregation’s course details with us. 

For additional information, email Rabbi Julie Zupan and visit A Taste of Judaism® on ReformJudaism.org.