Jesus was, among other things, a Jewish prophet. Indeed, it is impossible to have any type of in-depth grasp of the meaning of his life and his message without an understanding his Jewish assumptions, beliefs and practices. In this brief overview of Judaism, we’ll begin with a quick look at Jewish denominations in the time of Jesus, and we’ll discuss the modern denominations: Orthodox, Hasidic, Conservative and Reform. A description of major Jewish holy days and more.

Presenter: Ed Sirois, Religion teacher, La Salle Academy, Providence, RI

Accompanying Documents and Resources


Introduction to Judaism 1

Introduction to Judaism 2

Introduction to Judaism 3

Introduction to Judaism 4