Introduction to Judaism

Join with Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and those who are considering conversion to Judaism. For more information about the conversion process  at Emanu-El, please visit our conversion page. 

Intro to Judaism meets on Tuesday evenings over three trimesters and has rolling admission. A student can begin in any of the trimesters. Trimesters do not have to be completed in a particular order. If you have questions about the course, please contact our Director of Adolescent and Adult Education, Ariana Estoque, 415-751-2541 x307 or

Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the temple.

Fall trimester: October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8

Winter trimester: January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23

Spring trimester: March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19; May 3, 10

Emanu-El Member Cost (per trimester): $54, Non-member Cost (per trimester): $75

2015 - 2016 Syllabus




Introduction to Judaism is part of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning.


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