Jewish Studies

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):
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
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):
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.