Interested in Judaism and want an in-depth introduction?  We offer an entire series of courses called Introduction to Judaism.  Each course that makes up the series is anywhere from one to four weeks and is completely stand alone.  You can take as many or as a few as you’d like (we ask our conversion students to take all of the courses as part of their learning).  While some may take a course as a refresher, they are ideal for beginners, whether they are Jewish or not.  All of our courses are open to everyone, and they are free of charge for members and those in our conversion programme.  Everyone else is asked to donate either £25 for an individual introductory course or £95 for the entire Introduction to Judaism series.

All sessions take place on Thursday evening from 7:30-8:45pm.  The schedule of courses in the Introduction to Judaism series for 2015-2016/5776 are:

  • The Course of the Jewish Year: An Introduction to Jewish Holidays – 1, 8, 22 October 2015
  • The Path of Life: An Introduction to Jewish Lifecycle – 3, 10, 17 December 2015
  • Seek My Face: An Introduction to Jewish Prayer – 7, 14, 21 January 2016
  • We Shall Do and We Shall Listen: An Introduction to Everyday Jewish Practice – 4 February 2016
  • God Was In This Place: An Introduction to Jewish Belief – 11, 18 February and 3 March 2016
  • From Generation to Generation: An Introduction to Jewish History – 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2016
  • The People of the Book: An Introduction to the Jewish Library – 7, 28 April and 5, 12 May 2016
  • All Your Questions Answered (or Dodged): Ask the Rabbi – 19 May 2016