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Jewish + Holocaust Studies

Jewish + Holocaust Studies

Tuesdays, October 17-November 21 | 1–3 p.m.
 

Leatrice Rabinsky, Lecturer in Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

Noteworthy are nations, communities and personalities of non-Jews whose courage helped Jewish victims in their struggle for survival. Denmark's citizens refused to behave as innocent bystanders. Chambon-sur-Lignon in France, under Pastor Trome's family, hid hundreds of Jews in the face of deportation. Sweden's Raoul Wallenberg, Japan's Chiune Sugihara, Poland's Jan Karski, America's Varian Fry and Portugal's Aristides de Sousa Mendes are among those honored as the Righteous Among the Nations.

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $90; Nonmembers: $110 | REGISTER >

Mondays, October 23-November 13 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.


Matt Goldish, Samuel M. and Esther Melton Chair of History, The Ohio State University

 

This course will present a rapid overview of some of the main currents of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah. It will begin with material from the Talmud, move to the Zohar, and end in modern times. We will often stories and other lively literary sources to gain a sense of the major trends and personalities involved.  No background necessary.  Attend a free preview lecture, "The Jewish Mystics of Safed: A Brief Introduction" on September 11 at 7 p.m. before signing up for the full course!


Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >

 

Tuesdays, October 24-November 14 | 7–9 p.m.

 

Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning, CWRU


This course examines four revolutions with a focus on the roles played by Jews both individually and collectively in these historical episodes and the impact of these events on Jewish life. In addition to the better known American, French, and Russian Revolutions, we will also spend a session examining the various less successful European revolutions of 1848.


Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >

 

Tuesdays, October 31-November 21 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Ezra Blaustein, Lecturer in Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

To this day, the series of military expeditions begun in the late 11th century, known as the Crusades, are often celebrated in the Christian West and bitterly spoken of in Islamic culture. The Crusades represent a critical juncture in Jewish history as well. This course offers a Jewish perspective on this history, and its effects, focusing on the Crusades' impact on Jewish life in Christian Europe and in the Islamic Middle East

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >

 

 

Tuesdays, November 7-November 28 | 6:30-8 p.m.


Herb Ascherman, Photographer and Founder of the Cleveland Photographic Workshop


Beginning with Alfred Stieglitz, who lived in the late 19th century, Jews have dominated the creative world of American photography. Join Herb Ascherman, founder of the Cleveland Photographic Workshop, for a survey of the most well-known (as well as some of the lesser-known) practitioners of the art and craft. Explore how the Jewish identity of these photographers may have influenced their work, as well as their larger influence.


Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >

 

Tuesdays, November 21-December 12 | 6:30-8 p.m.  (New dates!)

 

Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

This course provides a concise but comprehensive look at the structure of the Jewish calendar, and the traditions used to mark time. It offers an overview of all the major Jewish holidays, their meanings, how they developed and the variety of ways they are celebrated today. 

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >

Part of our Jewish Boot Camp Series