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.

Below are our shorter offerings for the Winter/Spring semester. Call 248-205-2557 or feded.online to register.  The complete catalog can be found at jccdet.org/Feded

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.
$110

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
$75

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
$60

MORE ART AND SOUL
Wendy Evans

Join us for an intriguing series exploring Jewish art-based topics.

Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m.
Begins January 23 for four weeks
$60

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
$90
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
$90

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
$70

THE SWEET SINGER OF ISRAEL: KING DAVID
Ariella Nadel

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
$90
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
$90

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
$75
Location: Temple Beth El

GENEALOGY AT ITS ROOTS
Robbie Terman

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
$35

BUILDING JUDAISM: A PREMIER PRESENTATION
Michael Hodges

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
$75

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.
April 2
$25

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