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Current courses by topic: Modern History

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Black Power, Jewish Politics: Marc Dollinger and Ilana Kaufman in Conversation

T300-TS Instructors: Dollinger Starting: 10/04/2018 Location: Temple Sinai

In his recent book Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s, Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years ...

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Discover Israel at 70 Celebration

H610-CC Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/01/2018 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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Floodtide: Europe and its Jews Amidst the Refugee Crisis

H350-CBT Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/10/2018 Location: Congregation B'nai Tikvah

The recent migration of about 1.5 million mostly Muslim refugees has convulsed the continent and its Jewish communities as nothing since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We will examine the prospects for Europe and ...

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The Day the Holocaust Began

H300-BE Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/11/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime, its cataclysmic consequences, and its lessons for our own day.

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The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews

H250-RGP Instructors: Rosenbaum Starting: 11/09/2018 Location: Rhoda Goldman Plaza

A center of Orthodoxy, Zionism, socialism, and the Yiddish theater, the lively neighborhood was the hub of local Yiddish-speaking culture for decades. It was also an entertainment mecca for the whole city, and Jews were ...