Adult Learning

Upcoming Classes

  • March 30, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • March 31, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 1, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cancelled: Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 1, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 1, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cancelled: Birth Your Next Creation and Repair the World

    Adult Learning: Birth Your Next Creation and Repair the World 
    A Two-Part introduction to the Fertile Heart Birthing Practice
    Wednesday March 25 and Wednesday April 1st, 7pm – 8:30pm
    “…every little deed counts, every word has power, and we can, each of us, do our share to redeem the world…”Abraham Joshua Heschel
    The longing to use our gifts and make a contribution that serves the greater good, springs from the deepest, most truthful place within us. Whether one yearns to birth a baby, a book, a relationship, a healthier body or a peaceful world, the process remains the same: conception, gestation, labor, surrender to the Creative Force and finally birth. A conscious birthing is always a time of growth and healing for the individual and the community.
    Through experiential processes we will:
    place our creation into a context of Tikkun Olam
    understand Bereshit as a blue print of the creative process
    introduce the concepts of the Fertile Heart Practice
    recognize the “Catch 22” of longing to create
    enhance our ability to receive trustworthy inner guidance
    experience creation as a conscious revelatory process
    Julia Indichova is the author of Inconceivable and The Fertile Female. The Fertile Heart Practice emerged through her personal experience with infertility and her consequent counselling work. With the Birth Your Next Creation workshop she is applying the tools of the Fertile Heart Practice to other creative projects. Julia’s work has been featured on NPR’s 51%, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Health, Tablet Magazine, Huffington Post and more. After 9/11 she initiated the 9/11 Bowing Project documented in One-Heart Revolution.
    There is no charge for WJC members. Please contact Julia to sign up.
     Note: For resources related to biological pregnancy or to birthing a family, please visit FertileHeart.com. We will not be focusing on those topics in these two sessions. 
    Feel free to contact Julia with any questions at Julia@fertileheart.com.

  • April 2, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 3, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 7, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 8, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cancelled: Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 8, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 10, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 14, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 14, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cancelled: Breathing Awareness and Joy

    Adult learning

  • April 15, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cancelled: Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 15, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 16, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 17, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 20, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 22, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 22, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 23, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 24, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 25, 2020  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Gender Identity and Judaism Part 1 with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    Adult Learning: The Talmud describes 6 different genders. In this 2-part class, we will explore the ways that the rabbis understood gender and the extent to which their ideas relate to our contemporary lives. We will also review contemporary gender terminology and the ways that language can help us understand each other and build diverse communities.

  • April 27, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 28, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Breathing Awareness and Joy

    Adult learning

  • April 29, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 29, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 30, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Ed Course: Women of the Bible

    Adult Learning: Women of the Bible 

    With Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Karen Levine

    6 Thursdays, 12-2pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

    $50/WJC Members, $100/General; Drop-ins $10/WJC Members,$20/General

    The Tanakh – the Hebrew Bible – has a surprising number of female protagonists. Of course, far more of the actors are men, but women are also very present. As we continue to elevate and validate the voices of women in our own time, we also want to put the spotlight on the women in our ancient texts. These female characters have often been overlooked or, worse, stereotyped in typically negative and sexist ways. In this course we will engage in a close and fresh reading of the stories of women in the later books of the Bible, women such as Deborah, Yael, Delilah, Jezebel, Bathsheba, Ruth, Naomi, Hannah and many more. It is time to bring their stories front and center in our Torah study, and we will discover what new insights and understandings emerge.

  • April 30, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 1, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 3, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Gender Identity and Judaism Part 2 with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    Adult Learning: The Talmud describes 6 different genders. In this 2-part class, we will explore the ways that the rabbis understood gender and the extent to which their ideas relate to our contemporary lives. We will also review contemporary gender terminology and the ways that language can help us understand each other and build diverse communities.

  • May 4, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 6, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • May 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 7, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Ed Course: Women of the Bible

    Adult Learning: Women of the Bible 

    With Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Karen Levine

    6 Thursdays, 12-2pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

    $50/WJC Members, $100/General; Drop-ins $10/WJC Members,$20/General

    The Tanakh – the Hebrew Bible – has a surprising number of female protagonists. Of course, far more of the actors are men, but women are also very present. As we continue to elevate and validate the voices of women in our own time, we also want to put the spotlight on the women in our ancient texts. These female characters have often been overlooked or, worse, stereotyped in typically negative and sexist ways. In this course we will engage in a close and fresh reading of the stories of women in the later books of the Bible, women such as Deborah, Yael, Delilah, Jezebel, Bathsheba, Ruth, Naomi, Hannah and many more. It is time to bring their stories front and center in our Torah study, and we will discover what new insights and understandings emerge.

  • May 7, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 8, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 11, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 13, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • May 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 14, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Ed Course: Women of the Bible

    Adult Learning: Women of the Bible 

    With Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Karen Levine

    6 Thursdays, 12-2pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

    $50/WJC Members, $100/General; Drop-ins $10/WJC Members,$20/General

    The Tanakh – the Hebrew Bible – has a surprising number of female protagonists. Of course, far more of the actors are men, but women are also very present. As we continue to elevate and validate the voices of women in our own time, we also want to put the spotlight on the women in our ancient texts. These female characters have often been overlooked or, worse, stereotyped in typically negative and sexist ways. In this course we will engage in a close and fresh reading of the stories of women in the later books of the Bible, women such as Deborah, Yael, Delilah, Jezebel, Bathsheba, Ruth, Naomi, Hannah and many more. It is time to bring their stories front and center in our Torah study, and we will discover what new insights and understandings emerge.

  • May 14, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 15, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 18, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 20, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • May 20, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 21, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Ed Course: Women of the Bible

    Adult Learning: Women of the Bible 

    With Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Karen Levine

    6 Thursdays, 12-2pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

    $50/WJC Members, $100/General; Drop-ins $10/WJC Members,$20/General

    The Tanakh – the Hebrew Bible – has a surprising number of female protagonists. Of course, far more of the actors are men, but women are also very present. As we continue to elevate and validate the voices of women in our own time, we also want to put the spotlight on the women in our ancient texts. These female characters have often been overlooked or, worse, stereotyped in typically negative and sexist ways. In this course we will engage in a close and fresh reading of the stories of women in the later books of the Bible, women such as Deborah, Yael, Delilah, Jezebel, Bathsheba, Ruth, Naomi, Hannah and many more. It is time to bring their stories front and center in our Torah study, and we will discover what new insights and understandings emerge.

  • May 21, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 22, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 25, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 27, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • May 27, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • May 28, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Adult Ed Course: Women of the Bible

    Adult Learning: Women of the Bible 

    With Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Karen Levine

    6 Thursdays, 12-2pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

    $50/WJC Members, $100/General; Drop-ins $10/WJC Members,$20/General

    The Tanakh – the Hebrew Bible – has a surprising number of female protagonists. Of course, far more of the actors are men, but women are also very present. As we continue to elevate and validate the voices of women in our own time, we also want to put the spotlight on the women in our ancient texts. These female characters have often been overlooked or, worse, stereotyped in typically negative and sexist ways. In this course we will engage in a close and fresh reading of the stories of women in the later books of the Bible, women such as Deborah, Yael, Delilah, Jezebel, Bathsheba, Ruth, Naomi, Hannah and many more. It is time to bring their stories front and center in our Torah study, and we will discover what new insights and understandings emerge.

  • May 28, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.