Jewish Life & Learning Classes for Adults

JCC Austin represents an aspect of the Jewish community, which our members define in very personal ways. To stay informed about great JLL programs, make sure you're receiving the Limmudnik E-news.  

The 2015 JCC Fall Program & Class guide will be published in the August edition of The Jewish Outlook and new class information will be posted here at that time. Registration will open mid-August for classes that begin in September.

If you have questions or would like additional information about Jewish Life & Learning, contact Aliza Orent at (512) 735-8030.

A Taste of Melton

A Taste of Melton offers the opportunity to try a class before signing up for the 2 year program. Join us on one of the following dates!

Tuesday August 18, 9:30 AM led by Rabbi Neil Blumofe
All sessions held at the JCC, 7300 Hart Lane
Visit for information about the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

JCC Sound of Music Summertime Series
Free and open to the community. Food and drinks will be for sale  Location: ECP MPR

Part One: Wednesday July 22, 7 PM ECP MPR
Education BuildingAustrian History from WWI to the Anschluss (1938) featuring Katherine Arens, Professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature at UTandHistory of the Music from the Sound of MusicDo you know the touching story behind the creation of "Edelweiss?"  Where did the idea of the yodeling "Goatherd" come from?  And what about all those Do Re Mis, anyway?  Join Austin Jewish Repertory Theater Artistic Director Adam Roberts for an illuminating journey inside the score of "The Sound of Music!"

Part Two: Wednesday August 5, 7 PM ECP MPR
Education Building Sound of Music Sing-a-Long Join us with your best yodel, dress up at your favorite nun or baroness costume.Don’t be shy, come and share the brilliant music with your bff’s and eat amazing strudel,  borsht and more from the bakeries of the best Austrian restaurants (or in this case, John at CAA) Prizes for the best costumes from the era! Audience participation with subtitles for the songs.

Katherine Arens is a professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in Austrian cultural history from 1750 to the present and in germanophone literary and intellectual history, especially in comparative contexts.
Adam Roberts is Artistic Director of the Austin Jewish Repertory Theater, an initiative of JCC Austin.  

For more information contact the Jewish Life and Learning Department: or call 512-735-8030.