The Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Clergy Association (GPJCA) proudly presents Introduction to Judaism.
Intro to Judaism (ITJ for short) is a 25-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 the Jewish 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 Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm ET, and are offered in hybrid format - both online and in-person.
The first unit began September 11, 2022. The second unit will begin November 20; if you are interested in joining the class, you can register now. The third unit will begin February 12. A student that misses the beginning of a unit can join at the start of the next unit, and can complete the full course by taking the units in order; i.e. a person who signs up in advance of unit 2 will then proceed to unit 3 and conclude the class by taking unit 1.
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 is $380 per person/$420 per couple for all three units. Tuition fee covers 25 sessions and the text book On One Foot. For those that have financial need, aid is available.
To sign up, complete the registration form below.
If you have further questions, please contact Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.