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The History of Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

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 right of the political spectrum. Many in our generation had thought that, after the catastrophe of the Holocaust, Antisemitism had become a thing of the past. However, with continued modern resurgences throughout the Muslim world as well as growing eruptions throughout both Europe and the United States, we are forced to acknowledge the protean nature of this cultural disease. We will illustrate how Jew-hatred has gone through several transmogrifications in its history and seek to explore how it seems to be emerging in our contemporary society, particularly within the context of U.S. politics. There will be opportunities for discussion as well as presentations throughout.


# Sessions
Date & time

Tuesdays, March 5 - April 2
7:00 - 8:30 pm

$130 (100%)
$110 (80%)
$90 (60%)

As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at info@lehrhaus.org.

Members of the JCCSF may register at the $90 rate.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 05 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue JCCSF Bruce Bramlett
Mar 12 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue JCCSF Bruce Bramlett
Mar 19 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue JCCSF Bruce Bramlett
Mar 26 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue JCCSF Bruce Bramlett
Apr 02 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue JCCSF Bruce Bramlett



3200 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94118



Bruce Bramlett

Bruce BramlettThe Rev. Bruce R. Bramlett is an Episcopal priest and theological scholar. He has spent his academic career exploring and understanding the long, complex , and often tragic history of the Jewish-Christian encounter throughout the west, exploring specifically its affects on the Holocaust and working for reconciliation and renewal between these two traditions in the Post-Shoah era. He has done interdisciplinary graduate work in Historical and Theological studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. While primarily a parish priest, he has continued to teach at a number of regional universities and colleges including St. Mary’s College, University of San Francisco, Dominican University, and San Jose State/Sonoma State Universities. He has also done adult education for numerous churches and synagogues and worked as an instructor for many years at Lehrhaus Judaica. He has also been a Holocaust educator in schools and colleges throughout the Bay area. He has studied the Holocaust at Yad Vashem and advanced Judaica at the Sholom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.