Introduction to Judaism
Introduction to Judaism is a free program of Lappin Foundation in partnership with the North Shore Rabbinic and Cantorial Association. This free 25 week course is 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.
- The Jewish partner of the participant who is contemplating conversion is required to take the course along with his / her partner. There is no additional fee for your spouse or partner to attend.
Participants select a “sponsoring rabbi” in order to discuss personal and spiritual concerns that may arise during the course.
If you need assistance selecting a sponsoring rabbi or for more information regarding Introduction to Judaism, please contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or email@example.com.
Tuition is free for individuals who live in or who are affiliated with a Jewish organization in the Foundation’s service area, thanks to generous support from the Morton and Lillian Waldfogel Charitable Foundation. Participants are responsible for purchasing the books. For participants outside the Foundation service area, tuition is $425.
Schedule of Classes
|October 15, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi Michael Ragozin||Kashrut|
|October 20, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi David Meyer||Jewish Milestones|
|October 27, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi David Meyer||Jewish Milestones|
|November 12, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi Richard Perlman||Jewish Prayer|
|November 17, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi Richard Perlman||Jewish Prayer|
|December 1, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi Richard Perlman||Jewish Prayer|
|December 8, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi Steven Lewis||Modern Jewish Movements|
|December 15, 2020||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi David Meyer||Jewish Milestones|
|January 5, 2021||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi David Meyer||Jewish Milestones|
|January 12, 2021||7-8:30 pm||Zoom*||Rabbi Alison Adler||Conversion/ Year-End Wrap Up|
*Zoom meeting information will be provided by the Rabbi teaching the class.
Introduction to Judaism is funded with generous support from the Mortin and Lillian Waldfogel Charitable Foundation.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you have questions.
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