The Bureau of Jewish Education is offering a number of classes this summer that are open to the community.  

• ‘Myths and Misconceptions and Mysteries of Judaism’: Rabbi Laibel Blotner explores mysteries of Jewish tradition and practice. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, June 1-22. Cost: $45. 

• ‘The Best of 100 Years of Broadway Musicals’: Cantor Baruch Koritan presents an overview of Broadway hits that includes video clips and musical performances by him and guest artists. 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays June 6, 20 and 27. Cost: $60. 

• ‘Ruth: A Study in Chesed (Kindness)’: Rabbi Bonnie Koppell  discusses the Book of Ruth, the text that is read on Shavuot. 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, June 9. Cost: $20. 

• Book discussion: Jake Bennett leads a discussion about “Catch the Jew” by Tuvia Tenenbom.6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7, 14. Cost is $30.

• ‘Understanding the Volatile and Dangerous Middle East’: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 8 and 15. Steve Carol, Ph.D., offers a deeper understanding of the region. Cost: $36.

• Book discussion: Kim Klett leads a discussion about “The Nazi Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men” by Eric Lichtblau. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 17. Cost: $15.

• Book discussion: Kim Klett leads a discussion about “Train” by Danny M. Cohen. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. Cost: $15.

• ‘Heroes & Heroines of the Bible: Part 1’: Bob Westle discusses the character traits, qualities and weaknesses of biblical heroes and heroines. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 4-25. Cost: $45.

• ‘Introduction to Judaism’: Bob Westle leads a seven-part series for Jews and non-Jews that teaches the basic tenets of Jewish life. 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 8-29 and Sept. 12-26. Cost: $75. 

All classes will take place at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Call 480-634-8050 or register online at bjephoenix.org.

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