Introduction to Judaism
Classes will be held online* from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Introduction to Judaism is a free 24 week course designed for individuals of faiths other than Judaism who want to explore Judaism or who are considering conversion to Judaism.
For those considering conversion, please note the following:
- Regular attendance is required.
- Upon completion of the course with approval of your sponsoring rabbi, a participant may proceed to a rabbinic court for conversion. Your sponsoring rabbi will assist you in making the necessary arrangements.
- If applicable, the spouse or partner of the participant who is contemplating conversion is required to take the course.
- Lappin Foundation will fund the cost of immersion in the mikvah (ritual bath) for individuals converting to Judaism.
Individuals who are taking the course for conversion to Judaism are required to have a sponsoring rabbi. If you need assistance selecting a sponsoring rabbi or for more information about Introduction to Judaism contact Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition is free. Participants are responsible for purchasing any required books.
Introduction to Judaism is funded with generous support from the Morton and Lillian Waldfogel Charitable Foundation.
Schedule of Classes
|Tuesday, March 16, 2021||Rabbi Lewis||What is Judaism?|
|Tuesday, March 23, 2021||Rabbi Lewis||Blessings|
|Tuesday, March 30, 2021||Rabbi Lewis||Prayer|
|Tuesday, April 6, 2021||Rabbi Kudan||History|
|Tuesday, April 13, 2021||Rabbi Kudan||History|
|Tuesday, April 20, 2021||Rabbi Kudan||History|
|Tuesday, April 27, 2021||Deborah Coltin||Holocaust|
|Tuesday, May 4, 2021||Rabbi Meyer||Lifecycle|
|Tuesday, May 11, 2021||Rabbi Meyer||Lifecycle|
|Tuesday, May 25, 2021||Rabbi Meyer||Lifecycle|
|Tuesday, June 1, 2021||Rabbi Meyer||Lifecycle|
|Tuesday, June 8, 2021||Alex Matthews||Jewish Calendar/Holidays|
|Tuesday, June 15, 2021||Alex Matthews||Jewish Calendar/Holidays|
|Tuesday, June 22, 2021||Alex Matthews||Jewish Calendar/Holidays|
|Tuesday, October 5, 2021||Rabbi Ragozin||Jewish Text|
|Tuesday, October 12, 2021||Rabbi Ragozin||Jewish Practice|
|Tuesday, October 19, 2021||Rabbi Adler||Jewish Mysticism|
|Tuesday, October 26, 2021||Rabbi Ragozin||Jewish Practice|
|Tuesday, November 2, 2021||Rabbi Ragozin||Jewish Practice|
|Thursday, November 11, 2021||Rabbi Perlman||Israel|
|Thursday, November 18, 2021||Rabbi Perlman||Israel|
|Thursday, December 2, 2021||Rabbi Perlman||Prayer|
|Thursday, December 9, 2021||Rabbi Adler||Jewish Ethics|
|Thursday, December 16, 2021||Rabbi Adler||Jewish Ethics/Closing|
*Zoom meeting information will be provided by the Rabbi/Instructor teaching the class.
Subsidized Conversions to Judaism & Welcome Gift
Under the supervision of a sponsoring rabbi, costs related to conversion, including mikvah (ritual bath) are fully subsidized for men (non-surgical), women and children.
For more information on subsidized conversions, or if you need a rabbi to sponsor your conversion, call Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428, email@example.com or contact your rabbi.
In celebration of conversion to Judaism and in welcoming the new Jew-by-choice to our Jewish Family, the Foundation is pleased to offer a gift bag of Jewish ritual items. Contact Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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