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 ]

    A Tapestry of Jewish Short Stories

    Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    This year we will pay homage to the stories of Grace Paley (1922-2007), poet, political activist, and a master of the short story. Text: The Collected Stories of Grace Paley, Ferrar, Straus, and Girouz, 2007. Preparation for first class (September 5): Read "The Loudest Voice." Ages 21 & up. Instructor: Jody Hirsh. 8 Fridays, 9/5, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 5/1, 6/5. Drop in fee for each class individually is $9.
    Registration Dates:
    8/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
    Program Dates:
    9/4/2014 - 12/30/2014
    Member Fee:
    $50.00
    Program User Fee:
    $60.00
    Availabilty:
    91 of 100 seats available

    Back to the Sources: The Second Aliyah Full Year

    Thu 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM 10/2/14 - 6/4/15
    The huge wave of immigration to Palestine between 1904 - 1914 is known as "The Second Aliyah." This was an expressly Zionist immigration as opposed to the previous wave of immigration, "The First Aliyah" (1882-1903). This was an expressly Zionist immigration. The immigrants, many of whom fled anti-Semitism and economic hardship in Eastern Europe, came to build a Jewish Homeland. They built the land, founded the Kibbutz Movement, created the first Jewish Defense organizations which later became the Haganah and the Israeli Army, revived the Hebrew language, and were at the forefront of the movement to create a Jewish State. Ages 21 & up. Instructor: Jody Hirsh. No class 10/9, 10/16, 11/27 and 12/25.
    Registration Dates:
    8/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
    Program Dates:
    10/1/2014 - 12/30/2014
    Member Fee:
    $130.00
    Program User Fee:
    $150.00
    Availabilty:
    85 of 100 seats available

    Back to the Sources: The Second Aliyah Semester 1

    Thu 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM 10/2/15 through 2/5/15
    The huge wave of immigration to Palestine between 1904 - 1914 is known as "The Second Aliyah." This was an expressly Zionist immigration as opposed to the previous wave of immigration, "The First Aliyah" (1882-1903). This was an expressly Zionist immigration. The immigrants, many of whom fled anti-Semitism and economic hardship in Eastern Europe, came to build a Jewish Homeland. They built the land, founded the Kibbutz Movement, created the first Jewish Defense organizations which later became the Haganah and the Israeli Army, revived the Hebrew language, and were at the forefront of the movement to create a Jewish State. Ages 21 & up. Instructor: Jody Hirsh. No class 10/9, 10/16, 11/27 and 12/25.
    Registration Dates:
    8/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
    Program Dates:
    10/1/2014 - 12/30/2014
    Member Fee:
    $75.00
    Program User Fee:
    $85.00
    Availabilty:
    94 of 100 seats available

    Indroduction to Judaism

    Tue 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM 10/21/14 - 3/3/15
    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. Ages 21 & up. Instructor: Jody Hirsh. No class 12/23 and 12/30.
    Registration Dates:
    8/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
    Program Dates:
    10/20/2014 - 12/30/2014
    Member Fee:
    $230.00
    Program User Fee:
    $230.00
    Availabilty:
    92 of 100 seats available

    Jews and the Great Depression

    Mon 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    How did Roosevelt's "New Deal" cope with the 3 R's of depression legislation: Relief, Recovery, and Reform. And . . . how were Jews part of this recovery program.
    Registration Dates:
    8/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
    Program Dates:
    12/21/2014 - 12/21/2014
    Member Fee:
    $10.00
    Program User Fee:
    $12.00
    Availabilty:
    400 of 400 seats available

    Jews in the Land of Oz

    Wed 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join Jody Hirsh for a behind the scenes look at the 1939 production of the Classic film, The Wizard of Oz, and homage to its composer Harold Arlen, and Lyricist Yip Harburg.
    Registration Dates:
    8/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
    Program Dates:
    12/2/2014 - 12/2/2014
    Member Fee:
    $6.00
    Program User Fee:
    $8.00
    Availabilty:
    400 of 400 seats available