Fall 2017

Semester Courses

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

Mondays at 10:00am

Sept. 11, 18 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 13, 27 Dec. 11

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.


This fall, we’ll read Edith Pearlman’s How To Fall: Read 1 short story per week and discuss in depth.  Please note that Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 class will not meet in preparation for holidays.

$225.00 Enroll - $225

B. Tuesday Morning Talmud Fall 2017

Tuesdays at 8:00am

September12, 19 October 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14, 28 December 5, 12

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

C. Short Stories Online & Distance Learning

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

Sept. 12, 19 Oct. 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec. 12

Join women from Arizona, Alabama, Michigan and Israel through Zoom.  We’ll be reading and discussing Edith Pearlman’s short story collection, “How to Fall.”

$250.00 Enroll - $250

C. The Spiritual Path of the Aseret Ha-Dibrot/Ten Commandments

Thursdays at 7pm

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1

A 5-part analysis of the journey toward self-perfection that the 10 “commandments” invites us to undertake.
  Class 1 – Introduction to Aseret Hadibrot and the Sanctity of Life
  Class 2 – Holiness in family and relationships
  Class 3 – Our relationship with our belongings
  Class 4 – Guarding our tongues from evil
  Class 5 – Perfecting our inner selves

$150.00 Enroll - $150

D. Jewish Book Month/WJLC Book Event: A Horse Walks into a Bar

Monday Evening at 7pm

Nov. 20

In honor of Jewish Book Month:  An evening of rich discussion facilitated by Rabbi Kanter. David Grossman’s “A Horse Walks into a Bar,” Winner of the Man Booker International Prize.

$25.00 Enroll - $25

E. Tea and Torah: Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal’

Sundays at 4pm

January 7, 21, 28 February 4

Join us for Tea and informal Torah conversation based on brief Jewish texts on aging, together with the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Open to Men and Women.

$125.00 Enroll - $125

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