Courses

Instructor(s):
Patricia Sigmier
Fridays, June 1-29|10 a.m.–2 p.m.

In this course, we will explore painting in the outdoors using watercolor or the medium of your choice. Students of all skill levels, including beginners, are welcome. Each student will be instructed individually and work at his/her own pace. Bring a bag lunch.

Limited Enrollment

Instructor(s):
Rivka Taub
Tuesdays, June 05-July 11|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):
Jay Abercrombie
Wednesdays, June 6-20|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. Meet in the Greenhouse Parking Lot.

Instructor(s):
Leah Cooper
Wednesdays, June 06-July 18 | No class July 4|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 06-July 19 | No class July 4 |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):
Judith Shamir
Tuesdays, June 12 - July 17|10 a.m.-noon

Participants in this course will read and discuss various works of Hebrew literature. For advanced students.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Wednesdays, June 13 - July 25 | No class July 4 |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 and read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Cheryl Wires
Wednesdays, June 13-27|7-8:30 p.m.

In this three-week series, we’ll discuss The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle’s account of Rachel Carson’s life and lasting legacy. By writing Silent Spring, this woman scientist reluctantly challenged the 1960s establishment regarding pesticide use.

Instructor(s):
Judith Shamir
Thursdays, June 14 - July 19 |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 and read Israeli newspapers and view Israeli television.

Instructor(s):
Larry Josefovitz
Mondays, July 09-July 30|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Banned from public performance in Israel, both embraced and shunned by lovers of music internationally, Wagner's music continues to arouse passion among those sensitive to its use by the Nazi regime to promote its evils mission through the arts.

Instructor(s):
Jay Geller
Wednesdays, July 11-July 25|10-11:30 a.m.

A towering intellectual figure, Scholem pioneered the study of Jewish mysticism as a legitimate academic discipline, revealing an extraordinary world of myth and messianism. Read and discuss "Gershom Scholem: Master of the Kabbalah" for a view into Scholem's inner life that illuminates his most important writings.

Instructor(s):
Susan Bond, Ramona Charles
Thursdays, July 12-August 02|1-3 p.m.

Guided Autobiography (Session II) will follow the same format as Session I, introducing the remaining four themes from Dr. Birrin's original work. It is open to participants who have completed Guided Autobiography (Session I), and a writing theme will be assigned in advance for sharing at the first session.

Instructor(s):
Stephen Grundfast
Thursdays, July 12-August 02 |10 a.m.-noon

In this course, we will examine a range of Jewish sources that address the issue of social justice. Using selections from the Bible, Talmud, early rabbinic sources and commentary of modern rabbis, we discuss the ethical impulse in Judaism and the spiritual endeavor to make our world more just, compassionate and godly.

Instructor(s):
John Grabowski
Tuesdays, July 17-August 07 |1:30-3:30 p.m.

Books, blogs, and websites relating to Cleveland's history seem to be increasing every day. Many are focused on topics that have wide appeal because they are already embedded in the public consciousness or link to popular memory.

Instructor(s):
Samantha Baskind
Wednesdays, August 01-August 15|10-11:30 a.m.

One of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Rothko immigrated to the United States from Russia as a child. His difficult integration, fraught with experiences of marginalization, led to his development as a major player in the social struggle of American artists.

Instructor(s):
Anthony Wexler
Wednesdays, August 22-September 05|10-11:30 a.m.

Primo Levi was an Italian scientist and Holocaust survivor, but is best known as a writer and innovative thinker. His work combines a scientist's attentiveness to structure and detail, and a powerful and passionate moral imagination.