Through the JCC’s Adult Jewish Learning Department, FedEd, adults now have the opportunity to study with leading rabbis and scholars to explore subjects on a large variety of Jewish-based subjects, lasting for 6 weeks or less.
Students are now able to delve into a variety of classes, mixing and matching them to structure a class schedule that is unique to everyone. This is the opportunity to enroll for shorter classes with big subjects! We hope many in our community will take advantage of this unique learning structure that we are offering.
MEDICINE UNDER THE NAZI REGIME: SERIES 2*
Rabbi Herbert Yoskowitz
This series will focus on resistance to the Nazis by Jewish physicians who upheld ethical principles and the promises of the Hippocratic Oath.
Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m.
Begins Jan. 8 for six weeks
*Series 1 is NOT a pre-requisite, all are welcome.
JUDAISM AND ISLAM — HOW SIMILAR, HOW DIFFERENT?
Professor Howard Lupovitch and Saeed Khan
Take a close look at the parallels and differences between Judaism and Islam, and explore the theological and historical roots of these similarities and differences.
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Begins January 8 for four weeks
CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL: A VIEW OF ISRAELI SOCIETY
Nina Yahalomi Klevitsky
Learn firsthand about our homeland and what day to day life in Israel is like for its citizens, through the lens of an Israeli citizen.
Tuesdays, noon-1:15 p.m.
Begins Jan. 22 for four weeks
MORE ART AND SOUL
Join us for an intriguing series exploring Jewish art-based topics.
Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m.
Begins January 23 for four weeks
AN INTRODUCTORY DIVE INTO JEWISH MYSTICISM
Hazzan Steve Klaper
Whatever your age, gender or level of scholarship, Jewish mysticism will open your eyes and expand your mind!
Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Begins Feb. 4 for five weeks
Location: Congregation Shir Tikvah
BEFORE THERE WAS ISRAEL
Dr. Michael Pytlik
Explore the early periods in Canaan, the Canaanites, early Empires and the culture of the periods that led up to the formation of the Israelites.
Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m.
Begins February 27 for five weeks
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN: JEWISH INSIGHTS INTO LOVE AND MARRIAGE
Rabbi Aaron Starr & Rebecca Starr
Through exploration of ancient and modern texts in an engaging format, participants will learn, laugh, and even blush.
Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Begins March 5 for four weeks
THE SWEET SINGER OF ISRAEL: KING DAVID
We will gain insight into the valor, virtues and vicissitudes of this great monarch as well as understand why his words became the eternal language of the Jewish people.
Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m.
Begins March 5 for 6 weeks
Location: Farber Hebrew Day School – Yeshivat Akiva
THE JEW HIDDEN IN THE MUSIC
Rabbi Aaron Bergman
Explore composers who were Jewish publicly, or converted to another religion and the impact of their Jewishness on the music they created.
Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m.
Begins March 7 for five weeks
THE BIBLE FROM A LITERARY PERSPECTIVE
Professor Ralph Williams
Join us for four unforgettable lectures on the Bible as we welcome back Professor Williams.
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Begins March 13 for four weeks
Location: Temple Beth El
GENEALOGY AT ITS ROOTS
Do you want to begin researching your family history and do not know how to get started?. This course begins at the basics of exploring common documents, including how to read them and where to find them
Fridays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Begins March 15 for 3 weeks
BUILDING JUDAISM: A PREMIER PRESENTATION
Delve into discussions on the lives and works of Albert and Julius Kahn, explore Jewish buildings, synagogues and architects in Detroit, as well as famous national architects.
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Begins April 30 for four weeks
PASSOVER WORKSHOP: THE HAGGADAH HIT PARADE!
Rabbi Dr. Mitch Parker
Study both manuscript and printed haggadot beginning with those first illustrated in Spain and Germany in the middle ages and ending with samples of haggadot created in the Jewish world today
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.