by Frieda Huberman
Most everyone knows that Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, and a host of other celebrities are interested in Kabbalah, the mystical interpretation that’s part of Jewish tradition.
But what about the young man who wants to learn the basics of Judaism because his fiancée is Jewish? Or the longtime seeker who’s curious to explore what draws her to our ancient faith? Or the grandparents whose daughter and son-in-law are raising Jewish kids – something the grandparents know nothing about?
A Taste of Judaism® class may fit the bill perfectly – for them and for your congregation.
Designed for people who have little or no Jewish background but are interested in learning about Judaism, A Taste of Judaism® is offered in URJ member congregations throughout North America. In addition to introducing the basics of Judaism to participants, the three two-hour classes – commonly taught over three consecutive weeks by a congregation’s rabbi or other qualified synagogue professional – offer numerous benefits to host congregations.