Introduction to Judaism Class Series

oin Rabbi Jamie and her BFF Rabbi Debi Lewis for Intro to Judaism.

Join Rabbi Jamie and her BFF Rabbi Debi Lewis for Intro to Judaism. Rabbi Lewis will be the primary teacher and Rabbi Jamie will be the co-pilot.

  • Are you Jew curious?
  • Were you born Jewish, but you want to know more?
  • Are you interested in finding out about conversion?
  • Is your partner Jewish and you want to participate more fully?

If any of these describe your interest, then this class is for you!

October 12, 2021-April 12, 2022
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm 

Classes are held weekly in person at the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara and on Zoom. 

Presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara in conjunction with the Santa Ynez Jewish Community (SYJC), Congregation P’nai Tikvah (CPT), Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, and Jewish Nevada.

Open to all, this course is designed for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Wherever you are on your journey with Judaism, this class is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for you to explore. Our program welcomes people from all backgrounds.

Topics include holidays, life cycle celebrations, core beliefs, prayer, Jewish music. history, the Holocaust, Israel, and the diversity of the Jewish people today.

The course reflects a liberal approach to Judaism and is being taught primarily by Rabbi Deb Lewis, a Reform Rabbi, in conjunction with Rabbi Jamie Hyams. Guest speakers include Cantors, and Jewish educators. Our experienced faculty encourage students to raise questions and engage deeply and personally.

Registration Cost: $180*

*We are offering tuition discounts for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.