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WHC Academy

Expand your appreciation of Jewish life and culture and join the hundreds who have participated in WHC's unique adult education program. We offer a wide array of classes taught by knowledgeable and passionate instructors from WHC and beyond. WHC Academy meets on Monday nights, from 7:15 - 9:15 pm with coffee, a light snack, and time to socialize.

Fall Courses

Fall I

The Big Jewish Questions: Jewish Thought in the 20th Century
Mondays, October 23 - November 20
Rabbi Joseph Skloot

In this course, we will read the works of major American-Jewish philosophers and theologians as they consider important questions in Jewish life and thought, including those related to God, the Holocaust, Jewish observance, social justice, and Jewish-Christian relations. Among the authors we will consider are: Mordecai Kaplan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Joseph Soloveitchik, Arthur Green, and Judith Plaskow. Together, we will read and discuss their works and their enduring importance for us as American Jews in the 21st century.

Fall II

Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community: Historical Lessons for Today
Mondays, November 27 - December 18
Executive Director Steve Jacober

Jewish life today was shaped in during the late-19th and early-20th centuries during the waning days of Europe’s great empires. Taught by Executive Director Steve Jacober, this course will focus on the geopolitical shifts during this period with a special emphasis on the rise of nationalism in Europe among non-Jews and Jews (i.e. Zionism), as well as anti-Semitism. We will focus on how Jewish communities have responded to social changes in turbulent times.

Fall Registration

Fall Registration

Contact Information
  • Please fill out one form per person.

  • Courses meet on Mondays from 7:15 - 9:15 pm.

  • Please enroll me in the following course(s) for fall 2017:

  • Mondays, October 23 - November 20

  • Mondays, November 27 - December 18

  • WHC Academy costs $25 for members and $54 for non-members per semester.

  • Fall Semester

  • Refund Policy

  • Base price: $25.00

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