40+ yrs

Education

Jewish Education

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
Non-Member 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
Non-Member 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
Non-Member 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
Non-Member 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
Non-Member 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
Non-Member Fee:
$36.00
Availabilty:
87 of 100 seats available

The Stories of Tillie Olson

Fri 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912 - 2007) was the daughter of Jewish immigrants fleeing the revolutions of turn of the last century Russia. Although her literary output was sparse, her work has been acclaimed as the feminist voice of working class America. Note you may sign up for each individual class or for all seven classes as a package. This sign-up is for a single class on 11/4. All classes are on the first Friday of the month.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
11/3/2016 - 11/3/2016
Member Fee:
$15.00
Non-Member Fee:
$15.00
Availabilty:
100 of 100 seats available

The Stories of Tillie Olson

Fri 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912 - 2007) was the daughter of Jewish immigrants fleeing the revolutions of turn of the last century Russia. Although her literary output was sparse, her work has been acclaimed as the feminist voice of working class America. Note you may sign up for each individual class or for all seven classes as a package. This sign-up is for a single class on 12/2. All classes are on the first Friday of the month.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
12/1/2016 - 12/1/2016
Member Fee:
$15.00
Non-Member Fee:
$15.00
Availabilty:
98 of 100 seats available

The Stories of Tillie Olson

Fri 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912 - 2007) was the daughter of Jewish immigrants fleeing the revolutions of turn of the last century Russia. Although her literary output was sparse, her work has been acclaimed as the feminist voice of working class America. Note you may sign up for each individual class or for all seven classes as a package. This sign-up is for a single class on 1/6. All classes are on the first Friday of the month.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
1/5/2017 - 1/5/2017
Member Fee:
$15.00
Non-Member Fee:
$15.00
Availabilty:
100 of 100 seats available

The Stories of Tillie Olson

Fri 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912 - 2007) was the daughter of Jewish immigrants fleeing the revolutions of turn of the last century Russia. Although her literary output was sparse, her work has been acclaimed as the feminist voice of working class America. Note you may sign up for each individual class or for all seven classes as a package. This sign-up is for a single class on 2/3. All classes are on the first Friday of the month.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
2/2/2017 - 2/2/2017
Member Fee:
$15.00
Non-Member Fee:
$15.00
Availabilty:
100 of 100 seats available

The Stories of Tillie Olson (all classes package)

Fri 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912 - 2007) was the daughter of Jewish immigrants fleeing the revolutions of turn of the last century Russia. Although her literary output was sparse, her work has been acclaimed as the feminist voice of working class America. Note you may sign up for each individual class or for all seven classes as a package. This sign-up is for the seven class package. All classes are on the first Friday of the month. The classes run from November 4th- May 5th.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
11/3/2016 - 2/2/2017
Member Fee:
$60.00
Non-Member Fee:
$75.00
Availabilty:
98 of 100 seats available

Enrichment

Adult Enrichment

The City of Conversation

Wed 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina- Politcs and personal lives are inextricably-and wrenchingly-tangledin this topical and fast moving drama which unfolds in Washington D.C. over three decades, from the Carter years to the Obama inaugeration. This play will happen at the Northlight Theater in Skokie, Illinois on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. It includes lunch at Max and Benny's deli and costs $89. Departure will be at 9:00 AM from the Brown Deer Park and Ride. The bus will return at 7:00 PM in Milwaukee. For reservations or information, call Diane Sobel, KOACH Director, at 414-967-8258. *Please note that some participants may have signed up for this same program under the summer 2016 session.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
9/20/2016 - 9/20/2016

Children

Rock 101

Thu 5:15 PM- 6:00 PM
School of Rock is a journey, not a destination. That journey for aspiring muscians begins in our Rock 101 program where students get the full benefits of our unique performance based instruction. Students will learn the basics of technique and music theory and will perform a short set at a JCC concert. Some musical experience recommended but not required. School of Rock will provide gear; students provide instruments if possible. No class 11/24.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
9/14/2016 - 12/7/2016
Member Fee:
$495.00
Non-Member Fee:
$555.00
Availabilty:
9 of 10 seats available

Fitness

Adult

Adult Men's Basketball Master League

Sun 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Players must be members in order to play in our round-robin league. Games are played in the Marcus Gym and MJDS Fieldhouse. Registration Deadline: 10/7/16.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
9/9/2016 - 12/16/2016
Member Fee:
$80.00
Non-Member Fee:
$0.00
Availabilty:
100 of 100 seats available

Adult Men's Basketball Open League Members Only

Sun 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Players must be members in order to play in our round-robin league. Games are played in the Marcus Gym and MJDS Fieldhouse. Registration Deadline: 10/7/16.
Registration Dates:
8/14/2016 - 12/16/2016
Program Dates:
9/9/2016 - 12/16/2016
Member Fee:
$80.00
Non-Member Fee:
$0.00
Availabilty:
100 of 100 seats available