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Discovering Judaism & Conversion

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Jewish Basics 1.0 | Intro to Judaism

For those interested in learning more about the foundations of Judaism or considering conversion.

Gain an orientation to Judaism and Jewish life through this introductory class. We’ll cover Jewish holidays, foundational Jewish texts, mitzvot, and great Jewish questions in an accessible and warm environment. If you’re curious and want to enrich your understanding of Jewish faith and culture, this class is for you.

Everyone is welcome. Open to all, this course is designed for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and anyone curious about Judaism. Our programs are LGBTQIA+ friendly.

7:00 – 8:30 PM on Wednesdays, beginning September 22, 2021

$720 (includes all class materials, time with clergy, four Shabbat dinners and outings)

Students have access to CRS member benefits while enrolled in the program. More information is available here.

Currently, we plan to offer a multi-access class with in-person and virtual participation. In-person participation is subject to change. Please see our reopening guidelines for our requirements for in-person participation.

Jewish Basics 2.0

Oy! I just converted—now what do I do? This year-long program welcomes all Jews by choice within a community of peers as you deepen your understanding of Jewish life, learning, and practice. Dive deeper into topics learned in the introductory class, including Shabbat, righteous giving, prayer, kashrut, and more.

This class begins Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Jewish Basics is a pre-requisite for Jewish Basics 2.0.

Rabbi Greg Weitzman
(646) 454-3025

A Note About Conversion

Completion of Basic Judaism is required as the first step for those considering conversion. Spouses or partners of those taking Basic Judaism who are interested in conversion are encouraged to take the class with their partner to gain a basic understanding of what it means to have a Jewish home or live as a Jewish family.