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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.

From the Bible to Broadway –

a Survey of Jewish Lyricists in Poetry and Song

Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am: October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th 2018  

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 by October 2, 2018 will get a $10 discount. The Early Bird fee for this 4-week course is $75/ student (regular fee $85).

David Rosner is a retired Professor of Physics, with a specialty in Atomic Physics and Laboratory Astrophysics.  His interest in music is long and deep, starting with juvenile piano lessons, and extending to a lifelong attachment to classical music and, more recently, choral singing. David currently serves on the Board of the Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation, conducts the Temple Israel Choir, and sings in the Amabile Primus Men’s Choir. He has been a popular AJE Facilitator in the past when he focused on Jewish Classical Composers.  He is back by popular demand, this time focusing on Jewish Lyricists.

From the Bible to Broadway – a Survey of Jewish Lyricists in Poetry and Song

Jews have created great lyric poetry and song over the ages.    We will talk about songs of the Hebrew Bible (e.g. Miriam’s song, Psalms, Song of Songs), lyrics from el-Andalus in the Golden Age of Spain (Yehudah Halevi), the Lorenzo da Ponte libretti written for Mozart’s greatest operas, and finish with the phenomenal influence of Jewish lyricists in modern popular music, especially American film and show music.

Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director

Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am: November 13th, 20th &  27th; and December 4th, 11th & 18th 2018  

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 by November 6, 2018 will get a $10 discount. The Early Bird fee for this 6-week course is $99/student (regular fee $109).

Charles Burnetts has a doctoral degree in media arts and teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Kings University College, The University of Western Ontario.  In addition to contributing to various book collections, Charles has published articles in: Journal of Film and Video, New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope.  His book, entitled Improving Passions: Sentimental Aesthetics and American Film, was published by Edinburgh University Press in July 2017.  An avid Hollywood cinema and Seinfeld fan, Charles has an ongoing interest in issues of Jewish identity in film and contemporary comedy.

Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director

This six-week course will consider various films directed by Steven Spielberg as films that relate importantly to key strands of the Jewish experience and to Spielberg’s own biography. The course will cover key films including Schindler’s List (1993), Munich (2005) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) while also looking at films less easily explained in relation to Jewish themes or Spielberg’s own Jewish background, such as Empire of the Sun (1987), E.T. (1982) and Jaws (1975).

Calendar

September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
  • Israeli Dancing
3
  • Labour Day (regional holiday)
  • JCC Closed
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9
  • Erev Rosh Hashana
  • Israeli Dancing
10
  • JCC Closed
  • Rosh Hashana (New Year)
11
  • JCC Closed
  • Rosh Hashana II (New Year day 2)
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13
  • Ranked Voting Info Session
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  • Israeli Dancing
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18
  • JCC Closed @ 12pm
  • Erev Yom Kippur
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  • JCC Closed
  • Yom Kippur
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  • Erev Sukkot
  • Israeli Dancing
24
  • Sukkot I
  • JCC Closed
25
  • Sukkot II
  • JCC Closed
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30
  • Israeli Dancing