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Derekh Torah is an 18 week intensive course designed for non-Jews who wish to have a greater understanding of Judaism and for those who are Jewish and seek a deeper connection to Jewish heritage and tradition.

Led by and esteemed group of Rabbis and Jewish educators. Weekly topics include prayer, dietary laws, life-cycle events, the Jewish people and Israel. For more information e-mail.

Classes meet weekly from 7:30-9:30 pm.
New Classes begin on March 6 and May 9.

$700 singles, $1,200 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 18-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 classroom at 92nd Street Y. 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 Jewish Education at 212.699.7246 or email for information or to schedule an interview.

Payment plans and scholarship assistance are available.

New classes form monthly.