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Current courses by topic: Jewish Culture

10 courses.


USF Lecture Series in the History of Jewish/Christian Relations


A special three-part series, in which we hear from local scholars of national renown about the two-millenium history of Jewish/Christian relations in three distinct periods. Presented by the Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social ...

End of Passover: Mimouna Celebration

P300-APJ Instructors: Starting: 04/20/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Join us for an afternoon filled with music and sweets! Mimouna is a Moroccan-Jewish post-Passover festival that takes place immediately after the close of the Passover holiday at sundown. Mimouna is a celebration of community, ...

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Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop

A150-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 04/23/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...

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Film: The Broken Sound

A350-JCL Instructors: Starting: 06/15/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Spearheaded by Alan Bern of the band Brave Old World, the Other Europeans was a collaborative effort of fourteen lăutari (professional Roma musicians) and klezmer musicians from eight countries who came together to learn about ...

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Jewish Values at Standing Rock

P205-BJ Instructors: Goodman Starting: 06/06/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

Testimonies from Dr. Ammon Goodman and Briana Ruiz Join us to hear from Ami Goodman, a member of our local Jewish community, and Briana Ruiz, one of the youngest members of Idle No More SF ...

Pride Week's Pink Triangle

A200-CJM Instructors: Ramer Starting: 04/21/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

During Pride Week, a giant pink triangle is installed on Twin Peaks. Andrew Ramer talks about how the pink triangle went from being a symbol of persecution to a symbol of gay pride. This gallery ...

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years

H600-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 05/01/2017 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers 6 hours of interactive information about the history and culture of Italian Jewry over two millennia. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic digitally, ...

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The Most Trusted Jew in America: Jon Stewart's Jewishness

H300-TS Instructors: Hammerman Starting: 04/30/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

This class covers how Jon Stewart constructed a vulnerable Jewish persona as a way to engender trust with a large audience, even though Jews have historically been mistrusted by non-Jews. His game of playing up ...

The Victim as Icon: Moral Dilemmas in Appropriations of Anne Frank

H250-SJ Instructors: Leopold Starting: 04/25/2017 Location: JCCSF

Anne Frank has attained iconic status and has become a household name representing a wide range of causes. Anne’s father, who published his daughter’s diary after the war, hoped it would inspire people all over ...

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This Is Bay Area Jewry: Photo essays on the changing nature of our community

A500-OMJ Instructors: Kepler Starting: 06/13/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 16 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and ...