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Thursdays, January 11, 2024 - May 9, 2024, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

This January, Madison rabbis and educators will teach our bi-annual, cross-denominational Introduction to Judaism course. We will cover a wide range of topics concerning the fundamentals of Jewish thought, history, and practice over the 16 sessions we will spend together. This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the basics of Judaism. It's perfect for those thinking about converting to Judaism, interfaith couples, or individuals who would like to broaden their knowledge. 

Dates, Location, and Syllabus
Class begins on Thursday, January 11 and runs until Thursday, May 9. It meets from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We will meet at Temple Beth El (2702 Arbor Drive) for the first eight sessions and Beth Israel Center (1406 Mound Street) for the second eight sessions. There will be a remote Zoom option for this class, but we encourage everyone to come in person. Zoom information will be sent to registered participants. We will not meet on March 28 (spring break) or April 25 (Passover).

Check out our class syllabus and schedule.

Members of a Madison synagogue: $100 per person, $175 per couple 
Non-members: $150 per person, $250 per couple
Undergraduate or Graduate students: $50 per person, $100 couple
*We have a twelve student minimum for the class to take place. Scholarships are available. Tuition does not include the cost of books.

Reading List
We suggest reading these books throughout the course:
Essential Judaism by George Robinson
Thinking About God by Kari Tuling
The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Jewish History: The BIG Picture by Gila Gevirtz

Other Resources

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