Introduction to Basic Judaism

Introduction to basic Judaism is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge. In 21 sessions we will provide a journey into Jewish spirituality, thought, ritual and culture. We will also discuss the scope of Jewish history, the meaning of Jewish peoplehood, Jewish diversity and the importance of Israel to the Jewish people.

For more information, call Rabbi Richard Plavin 860.573.4503, or email him at

Where and when will classes meet?

Classes will meet at area Conservative synagogues. Participants will be informed well in advance of each session to assure no confusion.   Click here to see the current schedule.

The classes will meet on 21 Thursday evenings beginning on
November 2, 2017, 7:35 – 9:15 PM

A beginners Hebrew reading module will be added if there is sufficient interest expressed. It will run from 01/04/18 – 03/22/18.. The class will meet in the location of that night’s IBJ session. This class will meet only if there is sufficient registration and the fee will be based upon the number of participants in the class.

Program Fees:

Introduction to Basic Judaism:  $295 per participant. Significant others are urged to participate for an additional $150 registration fee. Full time students and IBJ alumni will receive a 50% discount.

The cost of the Hebrew reading module will depend upon class size.

Special arrangements may be made for reasons of financial need. Contact Rabbi Plavin to discuss your need confidentially.

For more information about Introduction to Basic Judaism, contact Rabbi Richard Plavin at 860-573-4503 or via email, and download our brochure and registration form.

This program is under the auspices of the Rabbinical Assembly of Connecticut.