Menu Washington Hebrew Congregation

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 7:00 - 9:00 pm with coffee, a light snack, and time to socialize.

Fall Courses

Fall I

#MeToo and the Bible
Mondays in October
This past year, women have raised their voices in response to sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based pay inequity. In Judaism’s patriarchal culture, women’s voices have been virtually silent and/or anonymous in our texts. If they were able to, Dinah, Tamar, and Sarah would have also said, “#metoo.” This October, Rabbis Shankman and Fischel will reclaim and celebrate the voices of Judaism’s biblical and post-biblical women.

Fall II

Anti-Semitism
Mondays in November
Our November Academy series will focus on the changes in anti-Semitism over the centuries and the last decades. We will examine the history and origins of anti-Semitism and its impact as well as current manifestations. WHC clergy and guest speakers will explore the role of the church, the current reality, responses to anti-Semitism by the Jewish community, and the question of anti-Israel sentiment as an expression of anti-Semitism.

To register for WHC Academy Fall I and Fall II please click here.

Fall III*

Academy Goes Conversational
December 3, 10, & 17
WHC Academy and the Amram Scholar Series are teaming up for three events this December that will bring us together as a community for an open dialogue about current issues and historical events. Each week will begin with a lecture followed by a casual dinner with facilitated dialogue at each table and will conclude with Q&A with the evening's featured speaker. 

*These programs are not included in the price for WHC Academy and must be registered for separately.

To register for WHC Academy Fall III (Academy Goes Conversational) as an individual please click here. To register with a "plus one" please click here.