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Current courses by topic: Modern History

9 courses.

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Discover Israel at 70 Celebration

H610-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This six session web-based course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience in the Holy Land from ancient Israel to the modern state. It also includes "Virtual Visits" informative introductions to 120 sites in Israel ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I120C-CBE Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/27/2019 Location: Congregation Beth El

Since the very beginning, the People of Israel have had multiple understandings and expressions of a living Torah. In this class we will study the varieties of Judaism in the 21st century. That list includes ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism (Online only)

I100C-OL Instructors: Adar Starting: 03/31/2019 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This is an online-only class. If you cannot attend in-person sessions at Temple Sinai on Wednesday evenings, join us online on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 - 5pm Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

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Judaism and the Black Experience: Rethinking Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

H300-JCL Instructors: Haynes Starting: 02/24/2019 Location: Jewish Community Library

The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America (NYU Press, 2018) offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews, adoptees, converts to Judaism, and Black Hebrews and ...

Lodz: The Glorious Beginning and Catastrophic End of Polish Jewry's Second City

H400-RG Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 04/29/2019 Location: Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Jews played an essential role in Lodz's rise as a commercial powerhouse by the turn of the century, but under the Nazi occupation they were forced to live in the longest-lasting, most isolated, and most ...

Taking Risks: Joseph Pell, Partisan Fighter and Bay Area Entrepreneur

H400-RMH Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 04/28/2019 Location: Richmond Museum of History

A youth who fought back from the forests during World War II, immigrated to Northern California and became one of its leading real estate developers. One of his earliest successes was the wildly popular Moo's ...

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The History of Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred

H500-SJ Instructors: Bramlett Starting: 03/05/2019 Location: JCCSF

This five-week course will present an overview of the long history of antisemitism from its earliest roots in the Greco-Roman world to its present resurgence in Europe and the United States on the left and ...

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

H605-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 02/01/2019 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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Violence and Non-violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

T300-CBS Instructors: Simon Starting: 02/05/2019 Location: Congregation Beth Sholom

This class is a four-part study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history. The first session looks at some of the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic ...