Courses

Fall 2021

Semester Courses

A. Jewish Folktales from Around the World

Wednesday 10am-11:15am

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15 Make-up class can be scheduled if needed.

Taught by Rabbi Tracee Rosen
Throughout the ages, folktales have sustained the Jewish people in far-flung lands. The continuation of centuries of oral tradition, these stories have taught communities lessons of belief and behavior in settings both magical and mundane. Indulge yourself in the opportunity to read stories that teach us values, caution us against dangers, and purely entertain.

This will be a survey class that will focus on the roles of women in folktales, highlighting different time periods and locations:

Weeks 1-2 Midrash and Talmud Stories
Weeks 3-5 Medieval stories from around the world
Week 6 Chassidic tales
Week 7 Tales of Chelm
Weeks 8-10 20th century storytellers

$250.00Enroll - $250

Aa. Jewish Folktales from Around the World – Online

Tuesdays, 4-5:15pm

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 7 Make-up if needed Dec. 14

Taught by Rabbi Tracee Rosen
Throughout the ages, folktales have sustained the Jewish people in far-flung lands. The continuation of centuries of oral tradition, these stories have taught communities lessons of belief and behavior in settings both magical and mundane. Indulge yourself in the opportunity to read stories that teach us values, caution us against dangers, and purely entertain.

This will be a survey class that will focus on the roles of women in folktales, highlighting different time periods and locations:

Weeks 1-2 Midrash and Talmud Stories
Weeks 3-5 Medieval stories from around the world
Week 6 Chassidic tales
Week 7 Tales of Chelm
Weeks 8-10 20th century storytellers

$250.00Enroll - $250

B. Tuesday Morning Talmud

Tuesdays at 9:00am

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 7 Make-up if needed Dec. 14

We will be finishing a six year journey of studying 67 Sugyot Every Jew Should Know.  We’ll then transition to studying excerpts from the Minor Tractates of the Talmud

$250.00Enroll - $250

C. Joan’s Class: America and I, ed. Joyce Antler

Mondays at 10:00am

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec. 6 Make Up Dec. 13 if needed

Joan’s Class:  America and I, edited by Joyce Antler

We will complete Joyce Antler’s anthology, America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers.

Oct. 4:  The Shawl

Oct. 11:  Remnants

Oct. 18: The Opiate of the People

Oct. 25: A Good Deal

Nov. 1 The Gittel

Nov. 8 Legacy of Raizel Kadish

Nov. 15 Midrash on Happiness

Nov. 22 Homage to I.B. Singer

Nov. 29 Electricity

Dec. 6  A Letter to Harvey Milk

Dec. 13 Make up if needed

$250.00Enroll - $250

Cc. Joan’s Class: America and I, ed. Joyce Antler – Online

Mondays at 11:15am

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec. 6 Make Up Dec. 13 if needed

Joan’s Class:  America and I, edited by Joyce Antler

We will complete Joyce Antler’s anthology, America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers.

Oct. 4:  The Shawl

Oct. 11:  Remnants

Oct. 18: The Opiate of the People

Oct. 25: A Good Deal

Nov. 1 The Gittel

Nov. 8 Legacy of Raizel Kadish

Nov. 15 Midrash on Happiness

Nov. 22 Homage to I.B. Singer

Nov. 29 Electricity

Dec. 6  A Letter to Harvey Milk

Dec. 13 Make up if needed

$250.00Enroll - $250

D. The Third Annual WLI Alumnae Retreat

January 16 9:30am - January 17, 11:45am 2020

For cohorts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, together with current cohorts Scottsdale 6 and East Valley 1

Early bird until Nov. 30, $75.  After Nov. 30, cost will be $100.

At Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center.

Join amazing Jewish women (mentees and mentors) for a special alumni weekend at
The Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ.

Enjoy powerful Jewish learning as we sing, create, experience
and explore. Through the labyrinth or under the night stars,
where will your dreams take you?

Let’s take time to connect with ourselves and each other.
Enjoy inspirational talks and discussions with guest speakers.

The retreat begins on 1/16 at 10:00 am and concludes on 1/17 at
11:00 am. The early bird fee is $75 which includes a shared room.  After Nov. 30, fee is $100.

To register and reserve your spot, please fill out this form.
We hope you can join us.

$75.00Enroll - $75.00