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Adult Learning at WCT

We are delighted to offer a wide range of courses and events suited to your interests whether they are in Jewish arts and culture, text study, language, social action, history, food, or literature - truly something for everyone and definitely something for you.

Some examples are:

WCT University: our one-day intensives that look at one issue from many perspectives. In the past, we’ve explored various God concepts, Jewish ethics, Black and Jewish community relationships and the role of memory and trauma in our community’s narrative.

Scholar-in-Residence: Every two years we bring in an outside scholar to spend a weekend with us in conversation. Previous scholars have included Professor Jeremy Dauber of Columbia University, Dr. Annie Polland of the Tenement Museum, and Dr. Lenora Batnitzky of Princeton University.

Art and Ritual Workshops: We’ve done a deep dive into the haggadah and helped one another build meaningful Passover experiences. We’ve decorated Miriam’s Cups with professional artists and created personalized yads.

Interfaith learning: We partner with local faith groups to learn with and from one another. We especially enjoy our dive into Torah and Quran with our Muslim friends, where the rabbi and imam take a shared hero or concept and how they turn up in our sacred texts.

Woodlands Webinars: Online Learning with your clergy! Each month, we meet either for a lunch break (12:30-1:30 pm) or dessert (8:00-9:00 pm). Grab a nosh and get in front of a computer (with a webcam preferred). We'll meet in real time and discuss lively topics. 

See below for our ongoing programs as well as upcoming programs. Click here to see our upcoming online classes and previous recordings.

Hevra Torah Learning, Saturdays 9:15-10:15 am
Good conversation on the weekly Torah parashah is always happening.  Drop by any Shabbat morning!

Talmud with Marty Irwin, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Dip into the vast reservoir of curiosity and debate that was the Talmud. Join member Marty Irwin in pursuit of satisfying your curiosity about our ancestors' lives and the remarkable contemporary relevance of their ancient teachings.

Jewish Studies with Harriet Levine, Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am
A deep dive into different topics weekly.

Tue, June 15 2021 5 Tammuz 5781