Serving Hudson County’s Progressive Jewish Community for Over 150 Years

Introduction to Judaism

Beginning Again This Fall

Rabbi Moritt’s Personal Invitation:


If you’re curious about Judaism and what this 3,000-year-old tradition has to offer you or your family’s life, welcome!

Rabbi Moritt’s Introduction to Judaism class will begin again on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.  Running for 20 weeks, t

he class will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30pm.

Open to all, our class is designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. It is perfect for interfaith couples wanting to broaden their understanding of Judaism or who are raising or plan to raise Jewish children. It is equally appropriate for seekers or Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

Our class will focus on the “hows” and “whys” of Judaism and cover highlights, core concepts, master stories, key figures and the building blocks of Judaism. We will cover ethics, the Sabbath and holidays, prayer, life cycle events, dietary customs, the Jewish people and Israel. We will delve into Jewish theology, history and the meaning and practice of Jewish living. Each session will be a conversation, encouraging multiple perspectives, inquiries and questions. Inspiring readings for each week will be assigned ahead of time, and additional readings and viewing option will be suggested as the course progresses.

For non-Jewish participants, this class can serve as preparation for

conversion to Judaism; however, commitment to conversion is not required at any point in the program. Rabbi Moritt is also available to meet privately with students exploring conversion. Synagogue membership is not required.

Please email Rabbi Moritt with questions, to register or to set up a meeting. Rabbi Moritt meets with each student before registering.

Cost: Free for members. $550 per person/couple for non-members. All are invited. We anticipate this class will be held in-person.

To pay registration fee, go here.

Students are expected to purchase the assigned books, take turns bringing snacks and contribute to one communal Shabbat dinner.

An optional Introduction to Hebrew class will be offered 30 minutes before class begins starting December 6 at no cost.



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