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

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.