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, film screenings, lectures, and book clubs just to name a few.

Questions about our Judaic education programs?

Contact Jody Hirsh at 414-967-8199.

Back to the Sources: Fall 2021
Bible, Midrash, Art: The Richness of Bible Stories So many Bible stories have captured our imaginations and have fascinated humanity throughout all the generations: Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Jacob’s Ladder, Joseph in Egypt, Moses on Mount Sinai, and more. This year we will study twelve stories, and dive into traditional Narrative Midrash (Rabbinic interpretations that are themselves stories) as well as examining how artists of all types (painters, writers, musicians, playwrights, sculptors, dancers, etc.) have interpreted these stories. Both traditional Judaism, and more modern art, have deepened the meaning of these deceptively simple tales. There will be two six week semesters. Class will be a hybrid of in-person (spaces and places) and Virtual (Beyond a Building) Asking questions is a really important part of the Jewish experience. As a JCC, we invite all to the conversation with the understanding that, as a community center, our answers may be more pluralistic in nature. Engaging in respectful dialogue allows us to learn more about each other and find common ground to build community.
Dates: Oct 7, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 17 - 99

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