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Introduction to Judaism: Illinois

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Note: If you are looking for our 3 free Taste of Judaism® classes, please visit the Chicago area Taste of Judaism® page.

Introduction to Judaism is a 17-week overview of Judaism, providing a more extensive opportunity to learn about Jewish history, traditions, holidays and life cycle ceremonies. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the symbols, liturgy, music, traditions and Hebrew blessings that accompany Jewish celebrations in the home and synagogue. Reform rabbis and cantors teach this in-depth course. Introduction to Judaism is designed for individuals and couples wishing to explore Judaism, as well as for those considering becoming Jewish. Partners in interfaith relationships are encouraged to enroll together.

Introduction to Judaism is cosponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Associate of Reform Rabbis.

Fees: $250 per individual or couple for 17 weeks of classes. (Does NOT include textbooks - a list will be provided before class begins).

For more information on Reform Judaism in Chicago, contact Felicia Ross, Administrative Coordinator for Reform Jewish Chicago, at or 847-920-8529.


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General Information

$250/plus cost of books (for a single student or a couple)

17 weeks
Felicia Ross


About the Coordinator

A product of the Reform movement in Cincinnati, OH, Felicia Ross grew up going to NFTY events, attending Jewish camps, including GUCI and KUTZ camps, and going to NFTY in Israel programs. Currently, Felicia is the Coordinator for Reform Jewish Chicago, an outreach program sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism, in Chicago, IL. Felicia has her bachelors degrees in Psychology and Judaic Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, and her master's in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College's Rhea Hirsch School of Education in Los Angeles, CA. Felicia lives in Buffalo Grove, IL with her husband and 2 very tall sons.