Learning never stops

From books to experiences, travel to study – everyone learns differently, connects uniquely, and grows distinctly.

At the JCC, we’re committed to ensuring that education is a lifelong journey, and that we serve as a destination for Jewish life, education, and engagement.

From Israel to Torah, the horrors of the Holocaust to the joys of holiday, the calendar is full of meaningful classes, programs, and events to complement your journey. Working with partners near (with clergy and civic leaders) and far (Israeli emissaries and international experts) we educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of our members and guests.

Some examples include “Back to the Sources”, our decades-running program that dives deep into Jewish history on a semester-long schedule, plus author visits, free film screenings, lectures, and book clubs just to name a few.

Questions about our Judaic education programs?

Contact Jody Hirsh at 414-967-8199.

Winter 2019 Jewish Education

Intro to Judaism – Tuesday Evening
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Dates: Jan 8, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Days of the week: Tue
Times: 07:00pm - 09:30pm
Ages: 17 - 99

Winter 2019 Arts & Ideas

Beginning Mah Jongg
learn to play Mah Jongg in a fun way with Judy Joseph.
Dates: Mar 7, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 01:00pm - 03:00pm
Ages: 18 and up
The Times They are a-Changin’
Jody Hirsh takes a look back at Jewish musicians like Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, and more to explore their lasting contribution to music and pop culture. With live performance from local musicians, this multi-dimensional tribute will educate as well as entertain.
Dates: Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 18 - 99
The Times They are a-Changin’
Jody Hirsh takes a look back at Jewish musicians like Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, and more to explore their lasting contribution to music and pop culture. With live performance from local musicians, this multi-dimensional tribute will educate as well as entertain. PRIME SEATING includes reserved seat and your name in the playbill.
Dates: Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 18 - 99
Behind the Scenes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Come take a journey through the beloved and iconic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with Hedda Sharapan, who has been there from the very beginning. Join us for a delightful and heartwarming evening as we explore treasured videos and hear stories from her experiences from over 52 years with Fred Rogers and his company - and learn about the special connection between WMVS and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Dates: Feb 6, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Ages: 18 - 99
Behind the Scenes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Come take a journey through the beloved and iconic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with Hedda Sharapan, who has been there from the very beginning. Join us for a delightful and heartwarming evening as we explore treasured videos and hear stories from her experiences from over 52 years with Fred Rogers and his company - and learn about the special connection between WMVS and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. PRIME SEATING includes reserved seat and your name in the playbill.
Dates: Feb 6, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Ages: 18 - 99
The Band’s Visit
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Dates: Sep 22, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:00am - 06:30pm
Ages: 18 - 99
Come From Away
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Dates: May 8, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 04:30pm - 10:00pm
Ages: 18 - 99
Bronx Tale
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Dates: Mar 20, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 09:00am - 03:30pm
Ages: 18 - 99
The Art of the Jewish Short Story-1:00-2:30 PM-FR
Last May 22, we lost one of our most profound and well-read Jewish authors, Philip Roth. For many of us who devoured his work as soon as it was published, Roth’s death felt like a personal loss. This year, we dedicate our class to the work of Philip Roth. His first published work was the novella “Goodbye Columbus” (later to be turned into a movie) and 5 short stories. We will examine those first works, plus we will conclude with one of his later novels, The Human Stain. Text: Goodbye Columbus: And Five Short Stories, Vintage International Edition (1993). Feel free to bring any edition of Roth’s work. Read the story, “The Conversion of the Jews” for our first class session.
Dates: Oct 5, 2018 - Jun 7, 2019
Days of the week: Fri
Times: 01:00pm - 02:30pm
Ages: 18 - 99
Back to the Sources-9:30-11:45AM-TH-Session 2
Perhaps one of the most powerful cultural institutions of 18th & 19th Century Europe was that of the “Salonières,” upper class Jewish women who hosted widely attended Salons in their homes. These salons were sought after gatherings of musicians, artists, and intellectuals in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, and other European capitals. Women such as the Itzik sisters, Sara Itzik Levy (1761 – 1854) and Fanny Von Arnstein (1758 – 1818) broke barriers of class and prejudice, and were responsible for refining the culture of the mind in Enlightenment Europe. We will read journal entries, correspondence, and other primary materials to understand the vitality and influence of these groundbreaking women.
Dates: Feb 21, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 09:30am - 11:45am
Ages: 18 - 99
Back to the Sources-9:30-11:45AM-TH-Session 1
Perhaps one of the most powerful cultural institutions of 18th & 19th Century Europe was that of the “Salonières,” upper class Jewish women who hosted widely attended Salons in their homes. These salons were sought after gatherings of musicians, artists, and intellectuals in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, and other European capitals. Women such as the Itzik sisters, Sara Itzik Levy (1761 – 1854) and Fanny Von Arnstein (1758 – 1818) broke barriers of class and prejudice, and were responsible for refining the culture of the mind in Enlightenment Europe. We will read journal entries, correspondence, and other primary materials to understand the vitality and influence of these groundbreaking women.
Dates: Oct 4, 2018 - Feb 14, 2019
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 09:30am - 11:45am
Ages: 18 - 99

Tapestry: Arts and Ideas

Taking the learning out of the classroom and into the theater, art hall, or screening room.

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Judaism 101

Our destination for all the terms, traditions, and teaching to move you along on your Jewish journey.

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