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Jewish + Holocaust Studies

Jewish + Holocaust Studies

Tuesdays, September 5-October 10 | 1–3 p.m.

 

Leatrice Rabinsky, Lecturer in Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

Testaments, burdens and gifts of memory of the Holocaust bring pain and solace to those who have survived the traumatic years. Learn why Dasha Rittenberg explains, "I would rather have the pain of memory than to forget." Study the Anguish and comforts told by many aging survivors.

 

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

Wednesdays, September 6-27 | 10-11:30 a.m.
 

Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

This course explores the avenues through which Jews remember the past. In the first session, we unpack the difference between "personal memory" and "collective memory," and the ways these intersect. The next three sessions focus on various channels that are used to trigger and access memory. These include: place, objects, and ritual. we draw on essays written by those haunted by memory-loss, those seeking to recover their past, as well as those who are considered "memory champions."

 

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

Mondays, September 11-October 16 | 1-3 p.m.

Eric Kisch, Host, Musical Passions Program, 104.9 WCLV

 

Classical music in the United States is mostly an imported art form, and immigrants have had an immense influence in the growth and flourishing of this musical culture. From the beginning of the 20th century, Jewish immigrant artists-instrumentalists, singers, conductors and composers have made extraordinary contributions. In this course we will look at the life and work of Jewish immigrants in each of these four areas, using video and audio examples. A musical treat for all and an eye-opener to many

 

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

Session I: Tuesdays, September 12-October 3 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Session II: Tuesdays, October 10-31 | 6:30-8 p.m.

 

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. Each session covers new material; register for one or both.

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60 per session; Nonmembers: $75 per session | 

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Part of our Jewish Boot Camp Series

Tuesdays, October 10-31 | 6:30-8 p.m.

 

Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

We structure our social lives around rhythms of time that are so taken for granted that they often go unnoticed. Drawing on Evyatar Zerubavel's work, Hidden Rhythms: Schedules and Calendars in Social Life, this course examines Jewish perspectives on time. How is time measured and marked? How do demarcations in time organize our spiritual and social lives? The Jewish calendar and its relationship to lunar and solar cycles, and to history are explored.

 

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

 

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 >