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What Really Happened in the Exodus? A Discovery Day for Kids and Parents

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

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 Egypt at the time of the Exodus, which was probably in the reign of the great king Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). How did kings, slaves, and ordinary people live at the time of the Exodus? What did they eat? What gods did the Egyptians worship? What was their writing like? What really happened in the Exodus miracles?

To answer these questions and more, we'll taste Egyptian foods, write Egyptian hieroglyphs and and take a virtual tour of ancient Egypt to get the answers. Students will have the option of visiting San Jose's Rosicrucian Museum after the session.


# Sessions
Date & time

Sunday, March 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 18 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun Shir Hadash Jehon Grist


Congregation Shir Hadash

20 Cherry Blossom Lane

Los Gatos, CA 95032-4637



Jehon Grist

Jehon GristJehon Grist, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. He earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' Fellow. He has conducted field research in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Valley of the Queens in southern Egypt.