Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism

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Welcome,

The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University is the nation's pre-eminent center for welcoming and empowering those who seek to convert to Judaism and all others who wish to learn more and find a home in the Jewish community. 

Our interactive, exciting courses explore Jewish history, practice, texts, and culture and are designed for anyone who seeks to live a richer Jewish life, including those contemplating conversion to Judaism. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat retreats, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and a vibrant "INTRO 2.0" alumni community that provides countless opportunities to explore Judaism beyond the classroom.

We believe that Judaism has the power to transform lives, offer meaning, create community, and maybe even help save the world. Join us for an in-depth introduction to Judaism that will open your mind, heart, and soul.

Your journey begins here.

B'Shalom,

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Director, Miller Introduction to Judaism Program

 


Learn About:

  • intro home (img)History and culture of the Jewish people
  • Holy days and festivals
  • Sabbath
  • Passover
  • Jewish concepts of God and ethics
  • Synagogue and its services
  • Life cycle observances including:

birth
bar & bat mitzvah
marriage
death

  • Kashrut: the Jewish dietary laws
  • Antisemitism and the holocaust
  • IsraeI and Zionism
  • Diversity of contemporary Jewish life

For more information, contact us at (310) 440-1273 or email, intro@aju.edu