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.
Colouring Outside the Lines:
More Jewish Rebels in the Artworld
Tuesdays 9:30am-11:45am: May 2nd – June 6th, 2023
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 April 25, 2023 will get a $15 discount. The Early Bird fee for this 6-week course is $130/student (regular fee $145).
Sonia Halpern is an Art Historian and has been a multi-award-winning professor at Western University. Along with publishing academic articles, two collections of poetry, and a book of original music compositions, she has appeared in many local theatrical productions, and is a regular contributor to Jewish educational programs in London. Sonia has taught courses for AJE since its inception, and has a passion for offering the Jewish perspective on a variety of art historical periods and styles.
Colouring Outside the Lines: More Jewish Rebels in the Artworld
More than 10 years ago, Sonia presented the course “Colouring Outside the Lines: Jewish Rebels in the Artworld”; this year, she is offering us additional material in her new course
subtitled “More Jewish Rebels in the Artworld.” The European and American artworlds throughout the 20th century consisted of numerous Jewish artists and patrons who shocked
the world with their non-conformist lives and/or artistic practice. Explore the lives and works of more rebellious Jewish figures by investigating how their Judaism played a role in
their unconventional biographical and artistic choices. Featured topics: Stylistic Rebels, Rebels who Defied Gender Norms, Rebel Art Patrons, Ethical Rebels(?), Subversive Artists
of the Holocaust, and Feminist Rebels of the Late 20th Century.