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Classes - Spring 2017- Winter/Spring 2017

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  • Thursdays | 6:30-8:45pm
    March 9, 2017 - July 13, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - March 9, 16, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6, 13

WINTER/SPRING 2017 Have you ever asked, “What’s in Judaism for me?” Then Introduction to Judaism is for you! This course is for anyone interested in exploring Judaism – interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews looking for adult-level basics. Join us as we examine the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practices, including holidays and lifecycle (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     You’re probably familiar with the idea of God’s blessings, which are invoked daily in Jewish prayers and rituals. But chances are, you know less about God’s curses. Ground is cursed. Animals are cursed. Murderers, cheats (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

Faculty

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     The Maharal was perhaps the greatest intellectual figure produced by Central and Eastern European Jewry in the early Modern Era. He wrote an astoundingly large body of philosophic-theological works of great creativity that fired the (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     The period between the Bible and the early rabbis produced some of the most interesting, provocative and noteworthy books ever written by Jews. Part of the Apocrypha, or Pseudepigrapha, these texts preserve beliefs and customs (more…)

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  • Mondays | 6:30-9pm
    April 24, 2017 - May 22, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     Paul Mazursky captured on film the very essence of what it meant to be a Jew in late-20th century New York. Through such iconic works as Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; Enemies: A (more…)

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  • Mondays | 7-9pm
    April 24, 2017 - May 22, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     FROM SHEPHERDS TO SHAMANS: ENTERING THE WORLD OF THE TALMUD THROUGH NARRATIVE The Talmud features countless stories of rabbis, wives, robbers, mystics, scholars, farmers and shepherds, among others. The rabbis themselves, the interlocutors of the (more…)

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  • Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm
    April 25, 2017 - June 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     THE JOURNEY OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL; THE EXPERIENCES OF EVERY FAMILY Abraham is a revered symbol of faith, commitment and strength, and his life shaped the contours of the early Israelite experience. But his (more…)

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  • Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm
    April 25, 2017 - June 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6

Faculty

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     Have you always wanted to pick up some basic conversational Hebrew for social situations or an upcoming trip to Israel? Through fun exercises, you’ll learn how to say something about yourself, ask directions, order your (more…)

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  • Wednesdays | 12:30-2pm
    April 26, 2017 - June 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     Can a life of faith remain relevant in the modern world? Can different faith communities enter into genuine dialogue? Is it even possible to fully understand Jewish philosophy? We’ll debate these and other questions as we (more…)

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  • Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm
    April 26, 2017 - June 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7

SPRING SEMESTER 2017     THE ROLLICKING LIFE OF A JEWISH SPORTSWRITER AT THE NEW YORK TIMES This course takes you to the intersection of sportswriting and Jewishness, where Eskenazi spent several storied decades. Emphasis on storied. You’ll hear about (more…)