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Discovering Judaism

Phil Wallace, 480-838-1414|

The Study of Judaism: An eye-opening, wide-ranging, and thoughtful adventure.


About the Discovering Judaism Class:

Discovering Judaism  presents an overview of Judaism as well as the faith and civilization of the Jewish People for the adult learner. Judaism is both ancient and modern, a meshing of ideas and actions. Using both sacred and secondary sources, you will be exposed to the breadth of Jewish thought, knowledge, and wisdom.


Who can attend?

  • Those of all backgrounds and beliefs  who want to learn more about Judaism for general knowledge
  • People engaged or married to Jews and wishing to learn more about Jewish culture
  • People considering conversion to Judaism
  • Jews looking to amplify their knowledge of Judaism.


When do classes meet?

Sunday afternoons, August through January from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.


Is there a fee?

Yes, the class fee varies depending on membership in Temple Emanuel . See Registration Form for more detailed information. Payment plans are available . There are also required books that need to be purchased (although you can borrow some from our library as available). Once enrolled, you will receive the book list.

What will I learn?

  • Graduates will acquire a foundational, working knowledge of Judaism focusing on the core areas of life cycle, calendar, holidays, Torah, Israel, practice, values and Jewish history
  • Graduates will become familiar with Jewish culture
  • Graduates will be aware of and able to participate in Jewish home practices
  • Graduates will feel comfortable praying and participating at Temple Emanuel and other synagogues
  • Graduates will be equipped to decide whether they wish to convert to Judaism

How do I enroll?

Register Online

If you have any questions, you can call Phil Wallace, Administrative Assistant, at 480.838.1414 x10 or email her at: [email protected]. Please note: Because this is a cumulative course, late registration will be limited.

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