Introduction to Judaism

As Progressive Jews, we are convinced that our religious approach offers a rich, valuable and wonderful framework for modern life.  Therefore we are delighted when anyone wishes to study and learn more about Judaism and our beliefs and practices.

Our congregation offers a variety of short courses, but in addition run an ongoing, structured and in-depth Introduction to Judaism course.  Through LBC, this is available as an ‘On-Line’ course with a personal tutor. The course can be undertaken at your own speed, though, as it requires experience of the festivals as they occur, it takes a minimum of a year. It may be commenced at any time.

The structure and curriculum consists of seven units.

There are tuition fees for the course, and there are several set books required for the course, which will become the central parts of your ‘Jewish library’.

Who is ‘Introduction to Judaism’ for?

We recognize that everyone is an individual with their own journey as well as their own experiences and varying educational abilities.  In general terms, however, there are three different categories of people (18 years and over) who might find the course useful:

1)      Jews who wish to learn more about Judaism in a structured manner

2)      Non-Jews who wish to learn more about Judaism to expand their understanding

3)      Non-Jews who wish to learn more about Judaism in order to join the Jewish people (to convert)

You may find a variety of people, ages, faiths and backgrounds on the Introduction to Judaism course.

For further information on the on-line course, send an email to