Adult Education Courses

Our adult education programming is geared toward exploring the meaning of Jewish history, ritual, and thought from a secular perspective. Courses are taught by highly qualified and stimulating guest instructors.

There are usually two courses each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The number of sessions ranges from four to six, and tuition varies. Pre-registration is required. 

Whether you are Jewish or non-Jewish, and whatever your level of Jewish knowledge, we invite you to learn, question, and challenge your thinking.

Spring 2020 Adult Education Courses











ONLINE: Understanding Islam: A Muslim Woman's perspective on the Essence of Islam, the diversity of the Muslim world, and its relationship with the West with Hayat Imam
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm EST // March 25 & April 1, 15, 22 & 29  (5 sessions, no class April 8) , taught online using Zoom

Back by popular demand, we are excited to offer this introductory course again! This course is designed to bring an alternative voice, and a glimpse of the wider, sweeping, story of the 1.8 billion Muslims in the worId. Hayat will answer questions such as: Who are we? What do Muslims find so appealing in Islam? What do we believe? In this increasingly connected globe, it's imperative for our survival to foster greater understanding and build bridges. Learn more and read Hayat's impressive bio here. Email with questions. For instructor bio and more information, click here

Winter 2020 Adult Education Courses

Mussar for Secular Activists with Leora Abelson
Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm  //  Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 (6 sessions) @ BWC
In collaboration with the Inside Out Wisdom & Action (IOWA) Project, Boston Workers Circle is excited to host a mussar class, led by Rabbi Leora Abelson, this winter that seeks to explore the integration of Jewish spirituality into our justice work. Through personal and small group reflection, text study, and practice, we will examine the topics of motivation, choice, gratitude, and rest. Together, we will integrate personal practice with our work for communal and social change. This six session course aims to support participants and their activism in becoming more sustainable, powerful, and transformative. No prior knowledge required. Email with questions. 

Past courses include: