Soul Journey Classes


Soul Journey: An Introduction to Judaism

Open Temple and Academy for Jewish Religion/LA collaborate on Soul Journey: An Intro to Judaism. Students take a deep dive into Judaism through the lens of its history, spirituality, text, community, law, gender, interfaith, holidays, thought and more. This unique Offering is designed for all who are Jew’ishly curious and is the only trans-denominational class that can be used for conversion in Los Angeles, accepted by the Sandra Caplan Beit Din.

Our 18-week Global course will run twice during the 2020-21 year by Zoom coupled with one or two Live experiences for participants who live locally.

Spring 2021
Sundays starting April 11
5 – 7pm PST

Rabbi Lori Shapiro
Muriel Dance, PhD, BCC
Rabbi Avivah W. Erlick
Rabbi Janet Madden, PhD
Tamar Frankiel, PhD
Rabbi Lisa Bock
Rabbi Robin Podolsky

Tuition:  $500
Please contact us if you need financial assistance.

Soul Journey: An Introduction to Judaism Curriculum – Global (Zoom) Class


Want to learn Hebrew? Here’s a class for you.


Tuition:  $500

Soul Journey/Intro to Judaism is one of several Intro to Judaism classes offered in Los Angeles as a path to conversion and accepted by the Sandra Caplan Beit Din. We welcome everyone into this class, both Jews and Jew-ishly curious.  While it is a path for conversion, the class is also just a wonderful way to deepen one’s Jew-ish education.

Spring 2021 Schedule:


Sunday, 4/11

Sunday, 4/18

Sunday, 4/25

Sunday, 5/2

Sunday, 5/9

Sunday, 5/23

Sunday, 6/6

Sunday, 6/13

Sunday, 6/20

Sunday, 6/27

Sunday, 7/11

Sunday, 7/18

Sunday, 7/25

Sunday, 8/1

Sunday, 8/8

Sunday, 8/15

Sunday, 8/22

Sunday, 8/29

Sunday, 9/5