Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.


with Temple Israel Clergy

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, Introduction to Judaism will meet online via Zoom, now through at least Thursday, April 2. At that point, we will re-evaluate. To learn more about joining Temple Israel virtually during this time, please click here for the most up-to-date information.

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, this course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

The first 8 weeks (Section A) of this course will focus on Foundations of Jewish Living including holidays, life cycle, and the Jewish Home.  The second 8 weeks (Section B) will focus on Foundations for Jewish Sacred Texts, History and Belief, including Hebrew, prayer, the Torah, Israel and the American Jewish experience. Students can elect to take the full course in one semester or split the course over multiple semesters, and only take Section A or Section B this spring. Please note: If you are converting to Judaism or enrolled in this class at the request of your supporting clergy, please register for the full course.


Full Course:
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., March 5 – June 25, 2020
with Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 1
Cost: $275 individual/$375 couple

Section A only:
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., March 5 – April 23, 2020
with Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 1
Cost: $137.50 individual/$187.50 couple

Section B only:
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., April 30 – June 24, 2020
with Shabbat Dinner on Friday, May 1
Cost: $137.50 individual/$187.50 couple

To register for the full semester, please see below. Registration for individual sections coming soon. Email Brigid Goggin at with questions.

Class Registration:

To register, select “Add” next to the applicable option. Once participant information has been entered, select “Continue” to complete payment and confirm registration. Please note, if you are registering as a couple, please enter information for both Attendee 1 and Attendee 2 before selecting “Continue”.

If you would prefer to pay by check and/or register by phone, please call us at 617-566-3960.

If you have any questions, please contact Brigid Goggin.