An excellent class for Interfaith Couples, individuals who are curious about Conversion or for Jews who want to learn more about Judaism.
To register for this class, please contact Rabbi David Kalb, Director of Jewish Education, at 212.415.5767 / email.
Classes meet weekly from 7:30-9:30 pm. New classes begin on the following dates:
Tue, May 28
Wed, Jun 26
$675 singles, $975 couples.
"I really think this was a once-in-a-lifetime, irreplaceable experience."
—Derekh Torah™ student
Do you want to better understand your partner’s Jewish heritage? Do the two of you have questions about faith and family? Are you curious about Conversion? Or are you Jewish and you just want learn more about Judaism. If the answers to any of these questions are yes then we have the class for you.
Derekh Torah is a 30-week course designed for non-Jews who wish to have a greater understanding of Judaism and for Jews who seek a deeper connection with their heritage. Topics include ethics, theology, the Sabbath and holidays, prayer, dietary laws, life cycle events (such as weddings, mourning rituals and birth ceremonies), the Jewish people and Israel.
Classes of approximately 18 people meet one evening per week with one instructor throughout the program, usually in a private home in a relaxed atmosphere. Sessions are supplemented with two Sabbath or holiday meals. Our Rabbi is available to meet privately with those wishing to further discuss questions of religious identity.
For non-Jewish participants, Derekh Torah™ can serve as preparation for conversion to Judaism. We do not require a commitment to convert at any point in the program, however we can advise those who wish to convert how to engage in this process.
Whether you are interdating, intermarried, curious about converting or you are Jewish and you want to learn more about Judaism, Derekh Torah is the class for you.
For those enrolling in Derekh Torah™ within the context of a relationship, we recommend that both partners participate. An informal interview is required prior to enrollment. Please contact Rabbi David Kalb, Director of Jewish Education at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, at 212.415.5767 or email for information or to schedule an interview.
Payment plans and scholarship assistance are available. In case of early withdrawal, an 80% refund will be granted through the fifth class. After that, no refunds will be granted.
New classes form monthly.
Derekh Torah™ Graduates: Email to learn about new Derekh Torah™ resources.
Check out our other Jewish Life Classes here.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
Get to the front of the line!
Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
Priority Registration Support
To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.