Courses by instructor: Howard Simon
Howard Simon is a San Francisco-based lawyer, businessman and musician who has been active in the Bay Area Jewish community for many years, with a particular focus on Jewish education. He is a frequent teacher and guest lecturer on Jewish history and ethics. Mr. Simon's past Board service includes the Berkeley Hillel Foundation, the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley (from which he received his Master's degree in Jewish Studies), the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, Brandeis Hillel Day School, and Congregation Ner Tamid. He currently serves as Board President of Lehrhaus Judaica. Mr. Simon also serves on not-for-profit boards outside the Jewish community focusing on public health issues, and is an established Bay Area singer-songwriter. In addition to his MA, Mr. Simon holds a law degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Violence and Non-violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition
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 ...