Courses

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Tuesdays, June 04-July 09|10 a.m.-noon

Hebrew literature engages advanced students in fictional novels and plays by leading Israeli authors and playwrights.

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Wednesdays, June 05-July 10 |6:30-8:30 p.m

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Jay Abercrombie
Wednesdays, June 05–June 19|10 a.m.–noon

This field seminar provides a close look at the plants, wildlife and geology of Squire Valleevue Farm.

No strenuous hiking will be involved but participants should be able to maintain an active pace over generally moderate but occasionally hilly or wet terrain.

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Thursdays, June 06-July 18 |10 a.m. - noon (no class July 4)

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Linda Goodman Robiner
Wednesdays, June 06-26 |10 a.m.-noon

This workshop will provide a window into important times in your life: how it was to grow up in your home, to survive adolescence, what made you who you are. This journey will help you reflect on your life. Simple exercises and prompts will lead you to write to short vignettes.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Thursdays, June 06-July 18 |10 a.m.-noon (no class: July 4)

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film and read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Patricia Sigmier
Fridays, June 07–June 28|10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Enjoy the experience of painting in the outdoors at the University’s scenic Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. The instructor uses watercolor, however, any medium is acceptable. The group meets each session at a predetermined location on the farm, paints for 2-3 hours, and then gathers for a bag lunch and viewing of the paintings.

Instructor(s):
Michael Weil, PhD
Wednesdays, June 12-26 |10-11:30 a.m.

Photographer, nurturer of fellow artists and gallery-owner, Alfred Stieglitz’s own work has often been overshadowed by that of his wife, Georgia O’Keeffe. Read his biography, and learn about Stieglitz’s work as a renowned photographer, as well as his revolutionary influence on the American art scene.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir, Michael Weil, Matt Goldish
Wednesdays, June 12-26; July 10-24; July 31-August 14|10-11:30 a.m.

Join us for all three of our book discussions of the Jewish Lives series this summer. All classes are held on Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
Respective books should be brought to each class. Book discount codes below.

 

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Tuesdays, June 18-July 30 (no class July 2)|10 a.m.-noon

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Tuesdays, June 18-July 23 |6:30-8:30 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television. 

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Wednesdays, June 19-July 24 |1-3 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
James Kargakos
Tuesdays, July 09-30|1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

What is ‘happiness,’ and how can we experience it more frequently? How can we make our lives feel more purposeful and fulfilling? We humans have been seeking the answers to these questions since the beginning of time.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Wednesdays, July 10–24|10-11:30 a.m.

Named Israel’s National Poet at the age of only 28, Haim Nahman Bialik’s deeply personal writing established a profound link between the secular and the traditional that would become paramount to a national Jewish identity in the 20th century.

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Thursdays, July 11-August 15|6:30-8:30 p.m. (no class July 4)

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew Literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Matt Goldish
Wednesdays, July 31-August 14|10-11:30 a.m.

Born in 17th century Portugal, Menasseh and his family were forcibly converted to Catholicism. Suspected of insincerity, and in fear of the Inquisition, they fled to Amsterdam where Menasseh came to serve as a key intellectual and religious figure.

Instructor(s):
Darlene Montonaro
Wednesdays, August 07-28|10 a.m.-noon

Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Tuesdays, September 03-December 17, 2019 (no class Oct 1, 8, 15, 22)|10 a.m.-noon

Hebrew literature engages advanced students in fictional novels and plays by leading Israeli authors and playwrights.

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Tuesdays, September 03-December 17, 2019 (no class Oct 1, 8, 15, 22)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Tuesdays, September 03-December 17, 2019 (no class Oct 1, 8, 15, 22)|10 a.m.-noon

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Sylvia F. Abrams
Tuesdays, September 3-24 |2-3:30 p.m.

Warlight, Michael Ondaatje’s first novel in seven years, opens as the apparent dark story of two teenagers left on their own in post-World War II London. The plot morphs with the discovery of the secret life of the teens’ mother as a wartime spy.

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Wednesdays, September 04-December 04 (no class Oct 9, Nov 27)|1-3 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Wednesdays, September 04-December 04 (no class Oct 9, Nov 27)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Thursdays, September 05-November 21|10 a.m.-noon

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Dahna Baskin
Thursdays, September 05-November 21|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Over the course of our studies students will be exposed to the sights and sounds of the original Hebrew letters appearing in the Bible. Students will have multiple opportunities to absorb the content using various activities, games and manipulatives.

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Thursdays, September 05-November 21|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Mondays, September 09-December 16, 2019 (Sept. 30, Oct. 14, and Oct. 21)|6:30-8:30 p.m.

Conversational Hebrew allows students to reach their goal of communicating in Israel's native language as well as enjoy Hebrew literature, songs, drama and film, read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Dahna Baskin
Mondays, September 09-December 16, 2019 (no class Sept 30; Oct 14; Oct 21)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Over the course of our studies students will be exposed to the sights and sounds of the original Hebrew letters appearing in the Bible. Students will have multiple opportunities to absorb the content using various activities, games and manipulatives.

Instructor(s):
Nicholas Brennecke, Peter Whitehouse
Wednesdays, October 9 - November 6|4 - 5:30 p.m.

What do we need to learn individually and together to help us design our personal and collective future? This series of five independent but interlinked sessions will address this topic through different lenses.