Adult Education

Our adult education programming is geared toward exploring the meaning of Jewish history, ritual, and thought from a secular perspective. Together, we grapple with questions of historical experience, values, and identity that challenge our thinking.

A foundation of Jewish and progressive literacy keeps our community strong. Come learn with us!

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Winter 2021 Adult Education Courses:

Pathways to Peace in Israel-Palestine

At a time of widespread pessimism about the prospects for resolving the long-running conflict between Israel and Palestinians, this course examines different ways to resolve, transform or ameliorate the conflict. Click here for more course information and instructor bios.


Instructors: Dov Waxman & Jay Rothman

Dates: Tuesdays, January 12 - February 9 (5 sessions)

Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Required course text: Dov Waxman, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Price: $75 - $125 for BWC members // $100 - $150 for non-members


Spring 2021 Adult Education Courses:
Sephardic Jews and Race in America
This course will focus on the immigration obstacles that Sephardic Jews encountered when emigrating to the United States. Dates and times to be decided. Check back here for updates!
BWC Mussar for Activists Adult Education Course, August 2019