Jewish Education

Explore an ancient Israeli city through the written word, discuss and analyze the latest modern and classic books that relate to Judaism, participate in the live reading of a Jewish-themed play, attend an Introduction to Judaism class co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis…these are just a few of the many educational opportunities available throughout the year.

[ all of Jody Hirsh's classes would be below ]

    Back to the Sources 1

    Thu 9:30 AM-11:15 AM
    This collection of Biblical books actually didn't make it into the final cut of the Hebrew Bible! The works were included in the Septuagint - the first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek in the Third Century BCE. Although it is not included in the Hebrew Bible which was finalized some 4 centuries later, it IS included in some Christian Bibles. The books of the Apocrypha are indeed similar to those of the Hebrew Bible and include works such as the Books of the Macabees, Tobit, Suzanna, The Book of Jubilees and more. We will study these amazing little known books, and will explore the reasons they were not included in the final cut of the Hebrew Scriptures.
    Registration Dates:
    8/16/2015 - 12/30/2015
    Program Dates:
    10/14/2015 - 12/16/2015
    Member Fee:
    $75.00
    Program User Fee:
    $85.00
    Availabilty:
    94 of 100 seats available

    Introduction to Judaism

    Tue 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
    This popular class, co-sponsored with the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis, is an introduction to Judaism for Jews who want to fill in the gaps of their own Jewish education, as well as those who are choosing Judaism as their spiritual destination. Curriculum includes an overview of Jewish religion, ritual, history and community as well as an introduction to reading the Hebrew language. Tuition includes textbooks and a graduation Shabbat Dinner.
    Registration Dates:
    8/16/2015 - 12/30/2015
    Program Dates:
    10/26/2015 - 12/14/2015
    Member Fee:
    $230.00
    Program User Fee:
    $230.00
    Availabilty:
    100 of 100 seats available

    Tapestry of Jewish Short Stories

    Fri 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    Although Bernard Malamud (1914 - 1986) wrote short stories and novels, he true masterpieces were his short stories. This year we will examine his most extraordinary body of work. Bernard Malamud, The Complete Stories, Ferrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998 Preparation for the first class (October 2): Read "The Jewbird."
    Registration Dates:
    8/16/2015 - 12/30/2015
    Program Dates:
    10/1/2015 - 12/3/2015
    Member Fee:
    $50.00
    Program User Fee:
    $60.00
    Availabilty:
    92 of 100 seats available