Courses

Spring 2018

5 Session

B. The Spirituality of the 10 Commandments – Part 2

Wednesdays at 10:30am

Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21, Apr. 11

 Please feel free to join, even if you didn’t attend Part 1.
Contrary to popular opinion, “The 10 Commandments” are not the list of the 10 most important mitzvot in the Torah. Understood properly, each mitzvah represents a category of beliefs and behaviors meant to cultivate a specific aspect of our characters. Each week, we are examining in-depth one of the “commandments” or categories and how it has been viewed by Jewish tradition over the centuries. What we learn about ourselves and others will surprise you.
If you are new to the group, there will be a 1/2 hour introduction on 2/21 at 10:30 am.

$125.00 Enroll - $125

Semester Courses

C. Joan’s Class: Jewish Literature and Jewish Life

Mondays at 10:00am

Jan. 8, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19 Apr. 9, 16, 23 (Make-up April 30 if needed)

Joan Beren, zichrona livracha, was a beloved and regular participant in this class for many years. Each fall, as we inaugurate a new year of study, we begin with a short tribute to Joan, a person who embodied both a love of Jewish texts and a love of Jewish life.   She was an inspiration to those of us who knew her, and her memory continues to be a blessing for us.

 

Join women from a diverse cross-section of the Arizona Jewish Community.  We’ll be finishing Edith Pearlman’s short story collection, “How to Fall,” and beginning Dalia Rosenfeld’s “The Worlds We Think We Know.”

$225.00 Enroll - $225

D. Tuesday Morning Talmud

Tuesdays at 8:00am

Jan. 9, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20 Apr. 10, 17, 24 (Make-up May 1, if needed)

The Talmud teaches us  how to argue from different points of view, how to consider multiple angles on any subject, and how to express values through legal language.  This year’s journey will involve several sugyot from Masechet Shabbat, Masechet Eiruvin, and Masechet Pesachim.

$225.00 Enroll - $225

E. Short Stories Online & Distance Learning

Tuesdays 11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

Jan. 9, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20 Apr. 10, 17, (Make-up April 24 if needed)

Join women from Arizona, Alabama, Michigan and Israel through Zoom.  We’ll be finishing Edith Pearlman’s short story collection, “How to Fall,” and beginning Dalia Rosenfeld’s “The Worlds We Think We Know.”

 

$250.00 Enroll - $250

F. Women’s Leadership Institute – Cohort #3

Tuesdays 7-9pm

Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, Mar. 6 April 10, May 8

PJ Library and The WJLC Joint Project on Women’s Leadership.  In addition to the Tuesday evening group meetings, there are 4 other events that are part of the program:  1) Opening Retreat, 7pm Sun., 9/3 through 2pm Mon., Labor Day 9/4; 2) Monday evening, Nov. 13, Agency Night;  and 3) Mid-year Retreat, Sunday, Jan. 14 9am-3pm  4) Feb. 11 Limmud AZ  9am-4pm

 

Enroll - Free