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Current courses by topic: Modern History

12 courses.

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience (Online only)

I100-OL

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 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience

I120-TS

Introduction to the Jewish Experience is a three-part series of classes to introduce students to Jewish culture and practice. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: Jews who did not receive a Jewish education, ...

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court with Dr. David Dalin

H500-JCL Instructors: Dalin Starting: 04/15/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin ...

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court with Dr. David Dalin

H500-ML Instructors: Dalin Starting: 04/16/2018 Location: Mosaic Law Congregation

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin ...

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The Presidents of the United States and the Jews with Dr. David Dalin

H500-BA Instructors: Dalin Starting: 04/14/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

The Presidents of the United States and the Jews mines the historical record to document the relationships between U.S. Presidents and the prominent Jews of their day, ranging from Haym Solomon, who helped George Washington ...

Fighting Back: Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

H500-SG Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 04/12/2018 Location: Congregation Sherith Israel

Join us for three presentations by Fred Rosenbaum, Founding Director of Lehrhaus Judaica, marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 28 Days: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising What is the meaning for our own ...

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Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I120C-TS Instructors: Adar Starting: 04/04/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

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: 04/08/2018 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 - 5 Pacific Time (6:30 - 8pm Eastern Time.) Students ...

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Modern Art, Ancient Themes: Israeli Artists

A400-RC Instructors: Powell Starting: 02/08/2018 Location: Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Danville

This course will explore the work of Jewish artists from different historical periods and geographic locations. Students will examine how religious, cultural and social changes within the context of Jewish history have been expressed through ...

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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

H350-JCL Instructors: Zipperstein Starting: 05/31/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Kishinev's 1903 riot seized the imagination of the international public and became the prototype for what would now become known as a pogrom. It would provide a crucial impetus to developments as far flung as ...

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, ...