The rabbis of Rockland County’s three Reform synagogues are co-teaching an “Introduction to Judaism” course on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. The 16-week course is designed for interfaith couples, people looking for to learn and understand more about Judaism, and people considering conversion to Judaism. The class is open to the public; participants do not have to be Jewish or synagogue members.
The course, which offers a comprehensive look at Jewish holidays, lifecycle events, traditions, and beliefs, is co-sponsored by Beth Am Temple in Pearl River, the Reform Temple of Rockland in Upper Nyack, and Temple Beth Sholom in New City. Rabbi Daniel Pernick will teach the first five two-hour sessions at Beth Am, Rabbi Benjamin Sharff will teach the next five at the Reform Temple, and Rabbi Brian Leiken will lead the following five at Beth Sholom. All three rabbis will teach the final class together.
Hebrew is not part of the curriculum and will be offered separately at a later date. To register, get in touch with the rabbis or their congregations: Beth Am Temple, www.bethamtemple.org, (845) 735-5858; Temple Beth Sholom, www.tbsrockland.org, (845) 638-0770; or the Reform Temple of Rockland, www.rtrny.org, (845) 358-2248.