Introduction to Judaism

Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism. Explore a modern take on Jewish life. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, spirituality, and community in an Introduction to Judaism class.

Our next class will begin Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 12:00-1:00pm.
This year-long class, taught by Rabbi Josh Stanton, welcomes all who are interested in learning more about Jewish tradition and wisdom. In 29 sessions, it will provide the basis for further learning or a Jewish life. The entire class will be held remotely, via Zoom. Sessions will take place from 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesdays: Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15; Jan.5, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 23; March 2, 16, 23; April 6, 20, 27; May 4, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. The class is free for EET members, and $360 per person ($720 per couple) for non-members. 
For member registration, click here.
For non-member registration, click here.

Everyone is welcome. The year-long class is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Ask your questions, engage with multiple perspectives, and explore Jewish life through a Reform lens.

Tuesday Night Learning

Join the Cantor and sing your heart out at Shira with Shira. No singing or sight reading experience necessary.  This opportunity is open to members of East End Temple. For more information, e-mail Cantor Shira Ginsburg.

Join Rabbi Josh Stanton for lively and discussion-based Adult Education opportunities. These will take place throughout the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm. Whether this is your first chance to learn Jewishly, or you grew up going to yeshiva, there will be something here for you. For more information, keep reading below or e-mail Rabbi Josh Stanton directly. Please note: we have carefully scheduled classes, so that they do not conflict with Shira with Shira sessions.

Adult Education in 5781

So much of Jewish life is about bringing ancient wisdom to bear on the present -- and reinvigorating old traditions in ways that bring them new meaning. Please join us for a year of study about ancient texts and ideas, as we apply them anew to our lives and the world in which we live. Learners of all backgrounds and levels of experience (including no prior experience!) are welcome to join us.

Dates for 2020-2021 (topics to be announced):

  • Class 1 - Oct. 13, 20, 27 ​
  • Class 2 - Dec. 1, 8, 15
  • Class 3 - Apr. 6, 13, 20
  • Class 4 - May 4, 11, 18