Introduction to Judaism is an interactive course that covers the basics of Judaism. Taught by Rabbi Brian Glusman, this is an excellent class for interfaith couples, those interested in converting to Judaism*, or anyone (Jewish or not Jewish) who wants to learn more about the Jewish religion. We embrace participants of all backgrounds and ensure an inclusive and non-judgmental environment.
Topics include Jewish ethics and values, theology, the Sabbath and holidays, prayer, dietary laws, lifecycle, Holocaust, the Jewish people, and Israel.
"I really think this was a once-in-a-lifetime, irreplaceable experience."
“I wanted to let you know how fantastic your class was. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I’ve been doing a lot of studying on my own, and my journey has been very exciting.”
“Thank you for helping me find the courage to proudly walk into a synagogue, and for the first time feel like I belong. I did not feel as though people were judging me. I did not feel out of place. Instead, I felt proud and welcomed to be attending the service with my lovely family sitting beside me.”
*For those interested in conversion to Judaism, Rabbi Glusman is available to meet privately and assist in facilitating the conversion process. While not a conversion class, the Atlanta Rabbinic Association has fully endorsed Introduction to Judaism as a pre-requisite for those who are considering conversion to Judaism.
For more information, contact the Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning at 678.812.3723.
The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.