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Introduction to Judaism: Cincinnati, Ohio

Introduction to Judaism: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Registration now open for the next 9-week class: Tuesday nights, 7-9 PM,  October 18-December 13, 2016 on the campus of Hebrew Union College.



“Introduction to Judaism" is a nine-week class for those who are seeking adult-level basic education about Judaism.  Interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and Jews looking for adult-level basics will be introduced to the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice. Topics include Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, Israel, and history. A tour of the Skirball Jewish Museum on the HUC camps is included. The instructor is Rabbi Matthew Kraus, director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

A referring rabbi is required. If you do not have one, we are happy to help you find a rabbi who will discuss your interest in Judaism with you. 

About the Coordinator

Steve has worked in the nonprofit sector his whole adult life, in the fields of public health, environment, consumer rights, campaign management, and Jewish community relations. He has served as an advocacy and community relations consultant to many national and local nonprofit organizations, and currently serves as the Administrative Director for the St. Louis Rabbinical Association.

Steve was born and raised in St. Louis, and has lived there all of his life except for his college years, when he received a BA in Urban Affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is married and has a son aged 20 and a daughter age 16. His outside interests include oldies music and the St. Louis Cardinals.

General Information

$200/individual or $235/couple

Steve Sorkin