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 Second Aliyah Session II

    Thu 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    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. This class runs from 2/12/2015 - 6/4/2015. NO Class 4/2/2015, 4/9/2015
    Registration Dates:
    12/10/2014 - 4/10/2015
    Program Dates:
    2/11/2015 - 4/8/2015
    Member Fee:
    $75.00
    Program User Fee:
    $85.00
    Availabilty:
    100 of 100 seats available

    Tapestry of Jewish Short Stories

    Fri 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. Call Jody Hirsh 414-967-8199 for reading assignments. Ages 21 and up. Fridays 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 5/1, and 6/5
    Registration Dates:
    12/10/2014 - 4/10/2015
    Program Dates:
    1/8/2015 - 3/5/2015
    Member Fee:
    $32.00
    Program User Fee:
    $38.00
    Availabilty:
    50 of 50 seats available