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Current courses by topic: Ancient and Medieval History

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: The Book of Esther

L310-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I KINGS: The King (DAVID) is Dead; Long Live King Solomon!

T106B-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 01/11/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Winter, we move from the Davidic period to the Solomonic. In the fall, we watched as King David’s brilliant public career was utterly derailed by his personal and family weaknesses. David’s end was one ...

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Back to the Prophets — The Book of I KINGS: The King (SOLOMON) is Dead; Long Live the Kings?!?

T106C-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Spring, Israel’s (and our) wonder at the United Kingdom of Israel under the Davidic Dynasty comes to an end. Solomon’s unwise policies have alienated many of the Tribes of Israel. When Solomon’s son and ...

Forgetting: The Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

H500-MG Instructors: Yoshiko Reed Starting: 03/12/2018 Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life present the 2018 Taubman Lectures: Forgetting: The Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal Within and beyond ...

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Israel at 70: An Ancient and Modern Adventure (Onliine Option)

H300-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 03/08/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Modern Israel may be celebrating its three score and ten years, but in fact its lifetime stretches back over three millennia.Our course will begin with a journey through the key sites and events of ancient ...

Passover Bootcamp

H300-CBT Instructors: Morrison Starting: 03/25/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Join Lehrhaus with the CCJCC and Contra Costa synagogues to present PASSOVER BOOTCAMP on Sunday, March 25, 3-5:30pm. Presenters and Topics: Rabbi Goldblatt Creating a Meaningful Family Seder Rabbi Gutterman and Cantor Chabon, TBD Rabbi ...

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The Book of Esther

BC700-CBI Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/07/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Israel

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

The History of Jewish/Christian Relations: USF Speaker Series

H300-USF Instructors: Gonzalez Dieguez Starting: 02/15/2018 Location: USF Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

In this three-part series, we learn from renowned scholars about the history of Jewish-Christian relations in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Following each talk, speakers will be joined in conversation by members of the ...

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

H605-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This web-based course offers six 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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What Really Happened in the Exodus? A Discovery Day for Kids and Parents

H250-SH Instructors: Grist Starting: 03/18/2018 Location: Congregation Shir Hadash

Jewish tradition tells us to live Passover as if we ourselves were there with Moses over 3,000 years ago. This class gives you a chance to do just that. We will discover the land of ...