Adult Jewish Education Program
Adult Jewish Education at the Jewish Community Centre is a program of interactive, seminar-style Adult Jewish learning. Topics include the full range of Jewish experience: belief, philosophy, arts, culture, history, Israel, and the interface between Judaism and the rest of the world. The courses are pluralistic in nature and provide a comfortable and stimulating environment for Jews from all different backgrounds.
Judaism in the Age of the Internet
Tuesdays: October 31; November 7, 14, 21 & 28 and December 5, 2017 9.30-11am
Early Bird Special: Register early and save!
Please note that places are limited and will be reserved on a ‘first pay, first served basis’.
All reservations received and accepted at least one week prior to the start of the course will get a $10 discount.
The Early Bird fee for this 6-week course is $99/ student (regular fee $109).
Nancy Pazner is well known to AJE audiences as the previous Co-ordinator of Adult Jewish Education at the LJCC and as the facilitator of a successful AJE course here last year. She is also the former Director of the Florence Melton mini school programme here in London where she also acted as Facilitator for some of the Melton classes to great effect.
In addition to her passion for Jewish education (both personal and communal), Nancy has spent decades doing various forms of writing: technical, academic and fiction, and she was an Ontario Writers’ Conference 2016 Story Starters Finalist. Nancy’s short stories Abducted by a Shopping Cart and Seen in a Thrift Store are available to read via the internet.
Judaism has, in its more than three millennia, used, incorporated, and adapted to multiple revolutions in information technology. (Think: the invention of the alphabet, the rise of literacy, and the development of the movable type printing press.) We are currently experiencing yet another information revolution as we enter the Internet-driven Information Age, a time of almost unimaginable connectivity and information availability. This course will look at some of the ways in which Judaism interacts with the Internet, and some of the ways observers think that interaction is affecting Judaism.