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Current courses by topic: Contemporary Literature

3 courses.

Forest Dark: Nicole Krauss

A250-SJ Instructors: Krauss Starting: 09/26/2017 Location: JCCSF

Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists,” Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestsellers Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; The History of Love; ...

Gallery Chat: Bad Rabbi And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

A350-CJM Instructors: Portnoy Starting: 10/13/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

YIVO scholar Eddy Portnoy reads from Bad Rabbi. The book exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

God: A Human History

A300-SJ Instructors: Aslan Starting: 11/29/2017 Location: JCCSF

Join writer, commentator and religious studies scholar Reza Aslan (Zealot) for a conversation about humanity’s struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence ...