SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment)

Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment (SAJE) provide year-round, community-wide learning opportunities of the highest quality that connect people to Judaism. SAJE is endowed by a generous gift from Cis Maisel Kellman and is supported by Carol & Ronald Fogel and Sophie Pearlstein through the JCC's Pillars of Light program. 

Upcoming Events

Conversos and CryptoJews of New Mexico

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

Secret Jews hidden in the mountains and villages of Northern New Mexico? Yes..the rumors are true. Jews forced to convert or leave the Iberian Peninsula in the late 1400s sought a safe place to practice their culture and religion. Rabbi Kantrowitz describes what led up to these expulsions, how and where fleeing Jews went, how they ended up in tiny New Mexico towns, and where remnants of their Jewish practices remain as precious, but secret, family legacies

Thursday, April 4, 7pm

How Hitler was Made

Cory Taylor

How did an obscure agitator on the political fringes of early 20th-century Germany rise to become the supreme leader of the Third Reich? Cory Taylor, veteran producer of historical documentaries, brings to life this era of political unrest and violent conflict, focusing on Hitler's formative period immediately following World War I.

Co-sponsored by Anti-Defamation League, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, and JCC Detroit Jewish Book Fair.

Monday, April 29, 7pm

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

From Louis Brandeis to Elena Kagan, eight Jews have served on the United States Supreme Court. Rabbi Dr. David Dalin explores the lives of these justices and their connections to their Jewish heritage.

Monday, March 18, 7pm, JCC of Metro Detroit

The Bible from a Literary Perspective

Professor Ralph Williams, University of Michigan

Wednesday March 13, 27, April 3,10, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Building Judaism: A Premier Presentation

with Michael Hodges, Fine Arts Writer, The Detroit News and author of Building the Modern World – Albert Kahn in Detroit

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., 4 weeks beginning April 30


SAJE in the Summer with Rabbi Mitch Parker.

Wednesdays in July, starting July 10

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