Introduction to Judaism

In collaboration with Temple Sinai, Rodef Shalom, and other Pittsburgh area synagogues, Derekh presents Introduction to Judaism.

Intro to Judaism is a 24-week course, split into 3 units, that explores the literature, history, traditions, and spiritual foundations of the Jewish religion. The course welcomes anyone interested in growing in their knowledge of our faith who would like a nuanced, egalitarian, and beginner-intermediate course on Judaism. Teachers are drawn from rabbis and Jewish professionals in and around Pittsburgh. Classes take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm EST, and are offered in hybrid format - both online and in-person.

The first unit begins September 30 and concludes November 18.

The second unit begins December 2 and concludes February 3.

The third unit begins February 10 and concludes on April 7.

Students must join at the beginning of each unit, but can take the class in whichever order they like - the first unit will repeat at some point not long after the third unit concludes.

Cost: $100 per person/$150 per couple per 8-week unit or $250 per person/$360 per couple for all three units.

Questions? Contact Debbie Haber at or (412) 421-7039.

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