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Classes - Fall 2018

In ProgressJewish History, 586 BCE To 1492

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  • Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm
    November 7, 2018 - December 19, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Nov 7, 14, 28 | Dec 5, 12, 19

  What did it mean to be Jewish in 200 CE.? In 1200? How did Jewish religion and culture develop and change over time? In this exploration of the origins of the Jewish people and Jewish culture, we will uncover the past by analyzing selections from classic texts, focusing on what they (more…)

In ProgressJewish Views of Jesus: Rejection, Condemnation, Reclamation

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  • Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm
    November 7, 2018 - December 19, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Nov 7, 14, 28 | Dec 5, 12, 19

  For 2,000 years, Jews have been reviled and persecuted for rejecting Jesus and blaspheming Christ. Throughout that history, Jesus was, for many Jews, anathema, relegated to the shadows of Jewish discourse, even smeared in an early medieval counter-gospel. Yet over time, such views have softened until today we read about Rabbi (more…)

In ProgressNietzsche and Judaism

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  • Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm
    November 7, 2018 - December 19, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Nov 7, 14, 28 | Dec 5, 12, 19

  The 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most controversial thinkers of the modern era, especially where religion in general and Judaism in particular are concerned. As Hitler’s favorite philosopher, he might seem an unfit subject for study in a Jewish context. But in this course, you will discover (more…)

In ProgressIntroduction To Judaism: A Modern Take On Jewish Life

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  • Thursdays | 6:30-8:45pm
    November 19, 2018 - April 25, 2019
    2:10 pm
    - November 19-April 25 (18-week class)

Ask your questions, discover multiple perspectives and find what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism. We’ll explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, beliefs, values, prayer, Jewish texts, Israel and the American Jewish experience. This 18-session course is designed for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish (more…)