:: Adult Education
AMRAM SUNDAY SCHOLAR SERIES - This distinguished community forum offers programs by gifted and thoughtful scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Throughout each year, the Amram Sunday Scholar Series' great variety of speakers and topics offers all who attend the reward of intellectual discoveries in many areas of knowledge and research. The Scholar Series meets on Sunday mornings, as well as other designated times for both Fall and Spring semesters.
WHC ACADEMY - Building on the success of our Back to Basics, L'Chayim, and other adult education programs, WHC is excited about our new WHC Academy, an opportunity for in-depth adult study. Monday evenings at Temple, our rabbis and educators will offer multiple short-term and longer-term courses, designed to inform and enrich the lives of Jewish adults. Join us for meaningful Jewish learning and community!
BACK TO BASICS - Back to Basics is back by popular demand. Especially designed for adults, Back to Basics covers fundamentals of Judaism for adults who missed the opportunity to learn as children, or who need a “refresher.” Together with Gerdy Trachtman, students will explore the principal ideas of Judaism, through the lens of Jewish texts, life cycle events, holidays, prayers, and Jewish history.
SHABBAT MORNING TORAH STUDY – Every Shabbat morning at 9:00 am, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome --- just occasionally or every week --- and absolutely no background is necessary!
EDLAVITCH-TYSER FAMILY RELATIONS FORUM - The Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Forum, established in 1980 in honor of the birth of a grandchild, provides a unique platform to address a vast variety of issues and concerns confronting the contemporary family. This endowment permits our Congregation to offer numerous programs for family members of every age including young children, adolescents, teenagers, singles, married couples and mature adults.
WEDNESDAY MORNING STUDY – This fall we discuss Judaism’s Great Debates, based on Rabbi Barry Schwartz’s new book of the same name. “Ever since Abraham’s famous argument with God, Judaism has been full of debate,” says the book’s publisher. “Moses and Korah, David and Nathan, Hillel and Shammai, the Vilna Gaon and the Ba’al Shem Tov, Spinoza and the Amsterdam Rabbis…the list goes on. Jews debate justice, authority, inclusion, spirituality, resistance, evolution, Zionism, and more. No wonder that Judaism cherishes the expression machloket l’shem shamayim, an argument for the sake of heaven.” Classes are held at Temple on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am.
DOWNTOWN STUDY – Join Rabbis Lustig and Fabricant for “Lunch and Learn with the Clergy.” Take some time during the work week for Jewish study and discussion at the downtown location. Each month, Rabbi Lustig and Rabbi Fabricant will lead a lunchtime session on a variety of Jewish topics and texts connected to the most up-to-date events and issues in the Jewish and wider community. Wednesdays at 12:30 pm: October 31, November 28, December 19, January 30, February 27, march 27, April 24, and May 29.