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: The Haggadah

    Thu 9:30 AM- 11:15 AM
    The Haggadah, our source for observing the Seder, the primary Passover ritual, has a rich and suprising history. We will examine the text itself and its meaning, as well as its development over the centuries, its publication history, the evolution of its many manuscripts and printed editions and illuminations, its customs and even its music. No class 11/24 or 12/29.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/2/2016 - 2/15/2017
    Member Fee:
    $85.00
    Program User Fee:
    $100.00
    Availabilty:
    96 of 100 seats available

    Cinema as Midrash

    Wed 7:00 PM- 9: 00 PM
    Midrash is the classic Rabbinic response to Biblical text comment on and filling in the Biblical tales. Sometimes classical Biblical tales are created mid rash style in the movies - either overt retelling of Biblical material, or camouflaged as more modern stories.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    9/13/2016 - 9/13/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    99 of 100 seats available

    Cinema as Midrash

    Tue 10:00 AM- 12:00 AM
    Midrash is the classic Rabbinic response to Biblical text comment on and filling in the Biblical tales. Sometimes classical Biblical tales are created mid rash style in the movies - either overt retelling of Biblical material, or camouflaged as more modern stories.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    9/19/2016 - 9/19/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    97 of 100 seats available

    How the Jews and the Irish Created Hollywood

    Wed 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
    In the 1920's and 1930's, Jews and Irish facing discrimination from the Northeastern WASP establishment, created an empire of their own in Hollywood. 
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    9/20/2016 - 9/20/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    99 of 100 seats available

    Jewish and Irish Immigration to America

    Wed 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
    There are many parallels between the stories of the Irish and Jewish immigrants to America. Both groups faced discrimination on the basis of religion. Both fought to succeed in the new land. You can sign up for the three classes separately (held on 9/21, 10/26, or 11/22) or as a package. This is to sign up for the individual 9/21 class.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    9/20/2016 - 9/20/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    98 of 100 seats available

    Jewish and Irish Immigration to America

    Wed 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
    There are many parallels between the stories of the Irish and Jewish immigrants to America. Both groups faced discrimination on the basis of religion. Both fought to succeed in the new land. You can sign up for the three classes separately (held on 9/21, 10/26, or 11/22) or as a package. This is to sign up for the individual 10/26 class.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    10/25/2016 - 10/25/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    97 of 100 seats available

    Jewish and Irish Immigration to America

    Tue 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
    There are many parallels between the stories of the Irish and Jewish immigrants to America. Both groups faced discrimination on the basis of religion. Both fought to succeed in the new land. You can sign up for the three classes separately (held on 9/21, 10/26, or 11/22) or as a package. This is to sign up for the individual 11/22 class.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/21/2016 - 11/21/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    97 of 100 seats available

    Jewish and Irish Immigration to America

    Tue, Wed 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
    There are many parallels between the stories of the Irish and Jewish immigrants to America. Both groups faced discrimination on the basis of religion. Both fought to succeed in the new land. You can sign up for the three classes separately (held on 9/21, 10/26, or 11/22) or as a package. This is to sign up for all three classes as a package.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    9/20/2016 - 11/21/2016
    Member Fee:
    $25.00
    Program User Fee:
    $30.00
    Availabilty:
    98 of 100 seats available

    Judaism 101 (couples)

    Tue 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM
    Interested in Judaism? Jewish, but want to fill in the gaps of your Jewish education? Considering becoming Jewish? This class is for you. We will look carefully at the essentials of Judaism, Jewish Life, and Jewish community, as well as the basics of reading Hebrew. There are required textbooks, call Jody Hirsh 414-967-8199 for a book list or for more information. This class is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis. This class runs from 11/15/16- 3/28/16. You can sign up as an individual or as a couple for this class. This is a couples sign-up.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/14/2016 - 2/13/2017
    Member Fee:
    $300.00
    Program User Fee:
    $300.00
    Availabilty:
    100 of 100 seats available

    Judaism 101 (individual)

    Tue 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM
    Interested in Judaism? Jewish, but want to fill in the gaps of your Jewish education? Considering becoming Jewish? This class is for you. We will look carefully at the essentials of Judaism, Jewish Life, and Jewish community, as well as the basics of reading Hebrew. There are required textbooks, call Jody Hirsh 414-967-8199 for a book list or for more information. This class is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis. This class runs from 11/15/16- 3/28/16. You can sign up as an individual or as a couple for this class. This is an individual sign-up.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/14/2016 - 2/13/2017
    Member Fee:
    $200.00
    Program User Fee:
    $200.00
    Availabilty:
    100 of 100 seats available

    Judaism 201: I'm Jewish, So What?

    Tue 7:45 PM- 9:00 PM
    This course is both a follow-up to Judaism 101 and a standalone class for Jews who are looking to find more meaning in Jewish practices. This class will focus on the vocabulary and tools of a spiritual life. We'll use the Koren /Sacks Siddur as our guide book to Hebrew prayers and Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green's book, These Are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life. This class runs every Tuesday evening from 11/15/16- 3/28/17. You can sign up for the class as an individual or as a couple. This is the couples sign-up.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/14/2016 - 2/13/2017
    Member Fee:
    $300.00
    Program User Fee:
    $300.00
    Availabilty:
    100 of 100 seats available

    Judaism 201: I'm Jewish, So What? (individual)

    Tue 7:45 PM- 9:00 PM
    This course is both a follow-up to Judaism 101 and a standalone class for Jews who are looking to find more meaning in Jewish practices. This class will focus on the vocabulary and tools of a spiritual life. We'll use the Koren /Sacks Siddur as our guide book to Hebrew prayers and Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green's book, These Are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life. This class runs every Tuesday evening from 11/15/16- 3/28/17. You can sign up for the class as an individual or as a couple. This is the individual sign-up.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/14/2016 - 2/13/2017
    Member Fee:
    $200.00
    Program User Fee:
    $200.00
    Availabilty:
    99 of 100 seats available

    Panel: Is Fiddler Really a Jewish Musical

    Wed 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
    Featuring Amanda Ruppenthal Stein, Jody Hirsh, and Dr. Rachel Baum, moderated by Hazzan Jeremy Stein How was this popular musical inspired by Judaism and Jewish history, and how has Jewish identity been influenced and even molded by the musical? 
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    9/6/2016 - 9/6/2016
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $10.00
    Availabilty:
    100 of 100 seats available

    Psychology and the Psalms

    Mon 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
    Written more than 2500 years ago, the Book of Psalms, in addition to being an example of exquisite poetry, communicates to the contemporary student acute psychological insights.  Bring a Bible to class. A reading knowledge of Hebrew is not required.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/6/2016 - 12/11/2016
    Member Fee:
    $36.00
    Program User Fee:
    $36.00
    Availabilty:
    96 of 100 seats available

    Rabbi Ron Shapiro Presents: The Jewish 100

    Wed 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
    Based on the book The Jewish 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Jews of All Time by Michael Shapiro, this class will discuss the contributions made by outstanding Jewish people, and the dynamics of life and history which elevated them to the notoriety they attained. Some of the personalities discussed will include: Moses, Abraham, Theodor Herzl, Golda Meir, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein and Bob Dylan.
    Registration Dates:
    8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
    Program Dates:
    11/1/2016 - 12/6/2016
    Member Fee:
    $36.00
    Program User Fee:
    $36.00
    Availabilty:
    87 of 100 seats available