The Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning offers a free “Taste of Judaism” class Thursday Jan. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Zaban Park location, located at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody.

Rabbi Brian Glusman will instruct the class, which welcomes “all who are curious about Jewish tradition: unaffiliated Jews, interfaith couples, and those of other religious backgrounds,” according to a press release.

The session explores Jewish spirituality, values and community. This is a brief introduction to Judaism, which frequently results in further engagement in Jewish learning opportunities, the release said.

The word “Taste” “serves to cast a wide net to attract individuals who have had no previous contact with our community,” Cheri Mason Lewis said in a press release.

Glusman will also teach a more in-depth class, called “Derech Torah: An Introduction to Judaism,” on Thursday nights from January through April.

The Derech Torah course is designed for those wanting to investigate the essence of Jewish living and engage in conversation that promises to pose and explore the question WHY? Provocative, challenging and stimulating, this course presents class discussions, activities and materials from a pluralistic learning approach, according to a press release.

For more information, contact Shelley Buxbaum at or (678) 812-4152; or Rabbi Brian Glusman,, or (678) 812-4161.