Shalom Friends,

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For nearly half a century, the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University has inspired and empowered thousands of Jews and prospective Jews By Choice who seek a spiritual home in the Jewish community.

Our dynamic, experiential courses explore history, practice, culture, texts, and values and are designed for all who seek to live a richer Jewish life, including those contemplating conversion. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat retreats, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and countless opportunities to live Judaism beyond the classroom.

We believe that Judaism has the power to transform lives, offer meaning, create community, and maybe even help save the world. We invite you to join us for an in-depth introduction to a 3000 year old tradition, which will open your mind, heart, and soul.

Your journey begins here.


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Director, Miller Introduction to Judaism Program



Learn About:

  • intro home (img)History and culture of the Jewish people
  • Holy days and festivals
  • Sabbath
  • Passover
  • Jewish concepts of God and ethics
  • Synagogue and its services
  • Life cycle observances including:

bar & bat mitzvah

  • Kashrut: the Jewish dietary laws
  • Antisemitism and the holocaust
  • IsraeI and Zionism
  • Diversity of contemporary Jewish life


For more information, contact us at (310) 440-1273 or email,