Adult Learning

Upcoming Classes

  • June 2, 2020  6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    Breathing, Awareness, and Joy with Carol Fox Prescott

    A Theater Workshop with Carol Fox Prescott
    Please contact Maxine Davidowitz by email to receive a Zoom invite.
    maxine.davidowitz@gmail.com

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  • June 3, 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.  

  • June 4, 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.  

  • June 5, 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.  

  • June 7, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    RESCHEDULED: Adult Learning: Gender Identity and Judaism with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    Gender Identity and Judaism

    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.

    Attendance at both sessions is recommended but not required.

  • June 10, 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.  

  • June 11, 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.  

  • June 12, 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.  

  • June 17, 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.  

  • June 18, 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.  

  • June 19, 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.  

  • June 24, 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.  

  • June 25, 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.  

  • June 26, 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 9, 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.  

  • July 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.