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Adult Education

Westchester Adult Jewish Education (WAJE)

KTI is pleased to be participating in the Westchester Adult Jewish education program. Now in its eighth year, WAJE is a program of the Westchester Jewish Council. Courses begin in October and are held throughout the year. Registration is open now.

Local Jewish clergy and scholars have created courses on subjects they are passionate about. The result: a wide array of classes, all taught in English, that include beginning and advanced studies in the Jewish Bible and the Talmud; contemporary Israeli literature; Jewish ethics, history and philosophy; a study of great Jewish women; and no fewer than three Jewish music courses. A sampling: Do Jews Believe in Heaven? (October at the Rosenthal JCC); Orthodox Judaism: Its Judaism and its Jews (January at the JCC of Mid-Westchester); How to Conduct a Jewish Murder Trial (January at Bet Am Shalom Synagogue); Israeli Policy Debates, an examinations of the internal debates surrounding Israel's key national security decisions (March at Congregation Emanu-El in Rye). 

The program includes a comprehensive Introduction to Judaism class, created by the Westchester Board of Rabbis. The class is designed for both Jews and non-Jews and is offered at five locations, including KTI. Our own Rabbi Jaymee Alpert is one of the instructors.