Adult Jewish Learning

"Now that I have studied two years, I cannot even imagine not getting up at least one morning a week to study! It's been the best thing for my mind and social interaction."

CLASS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES
  • JCA closures will be announced via WCSH, WGME, WMTW, and on www.mainejewish.org and the JCA’s voicemail at (207) 772-1959.
    Brunswick class follows Bath Iron Works 3rd shift – call 442-3311 x2. Make up days may be scheduled where noted.
  • A minimum number of students may be required for classes to be held. If a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, registered students will be notified and will receive a full refund or the opportunity to transfer to another class.
  • Refunds are available through the first week of class minus a $25 processing fee, and then pro-rated for medical reasons only.
  • If an instructor must cancel one session of a class, students will be notified and will receive a pro-rated refund for that session if no make up date can be scheduled.

American Jewish History
With historian and poet Anna Bat Chai Wrobel

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
10 sessions: December 5, 12, 19; January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Tuition: $190/JCA member, $205/General public
6 student minimum

Jewish Values: Searching for Personal Meaning
With Ellie Miller

Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
8 sessions: Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 6
(No class: Feb. 20. Make up date: March 20)
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Tuition: $150/JCA member, $165/General public
Registration deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 26.
5 student minimum

Secrets of the Jewish Calendar: Eating the Forbidden Fruit
With Josh Pernick

Sunday, January 21 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Free

Jewish Values: Searching for Personal Meaning
A special course for parents raising young children

Monday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Six sessions: Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 19
(No class: Feb. 19.)
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Tuition: $115/JCA members, $130/General public
Registration deadline: Friday, January 26

Free childcare will be provided. Stories and age-appropriate activities from the JCA's PJ Library program will engage the children around the theme of Jewish values. Advanced registration required.

Secrets of the Jewish Calendar: Remembering to Forget
With Josh Pernick

Sunday, February 25 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Free

Secrets of the Jewish Calendar: This Month is for You
With Josh Pernick

Sunday, March 11 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Free

Secrets of the Jewish Calendar: Changing the Calendar
With Josh Pernick

Sunday, April 22 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Free

Introduction to Contemporary Hebrew
With Orly Kahn

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
6 sessions: March 21, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 9
(No class: April 4, April 18. Make up date: May 16)
Moser Family Library at the JCA
Tuition: $135/JCA member, $150/General public
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 7
5 student minimum