Jewish Studies

Instructor(s):
Eric Kisch
Wednesdays, September 11-October 23 (no class Oct 9)|1-3 p.m.

In life, Lenny Bernstein was larger than life: conductor, composer, teacher, social activist, celebrity, and family man (albeit troubled by personal demons and doubts). Now that celebrations marking his 100th birthday have ended, what of his legacy remains?

Instructor(s):
Mondays, October 28-November 25|10 a.m.-noon

Genesis: The cosmos are created, and first families are formed. Alanna Cooper, Director, Jewish Studies at CWRU-Siegal | Exodus: Through unlikely miracles, Egypt's slaves claim self-determination. Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, CWRU-Siegal | Leviticus: An exploration of the mysterious rites and rituals of temple life.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, October 28-November 25|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Genesis: The cosmos are created, and first families are formed. Alanna Cooper, Director, Jewish Studies at CWRU-Siegal | Exodus: Through unlikely miracles, Egypt's slaves claim self-determination. Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, CWRU-Siegal | Leviticus: An exploration of the mysterious rites and rituals of temple life.

Instructor(s):
Donna Rumenik
Mondays, October 28-November 18 (please note date change)|1-3 p.m.

Early research on the Holocaust largely overlooked the role of gender in determining how Jewish women survived or perished. The same omission was true in the study of how ordinary German women experienced and participated in the Holocaust.

Instructor(s):
Brian Amkraut
Tuesdays, November 5 - 26 (please note date changes)|7-8:30 p.m.

While Jewish life in America has been, by most measures, a great success story, the so-called New World nevertheless has offered its share of difficulties. From the earliest days or organized Jewish settlement in the Americas to the challenges of the 21st century, Jews have confronted variations on the theme of an age-old hatred.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, December 09-January 27 (no class Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 20)|10 a.m.-noon

Joshua: The Israelites' heroic new leader ushers them into the Land. Jeremy Bruce, Principal, Stark High School at Fuchs Mizrachi | Judges: Powerful arbiters and warriors guide the people in times of war and peace.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, December 9-January 27 (no class Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 20)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Joshua: The Israelites' heroic new leader ushers them into the Land. Jeremy Bruce, Principal, Stark High School at Fuchs Mizrachi | Judges: Powerful arbiters and warriors guide the people in times of war and peace.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, February 3-March 16 (no class Feb 17, Mar 9)|10 a.m.-noon

Isaiah: Prophesizes exile and redemption for the ten tribes of the northern kingdom. Noah Bickart, Visiting Assistant Professor, John Carroll University. | Jeremiah: Rebukes his people for depravity and idolatry, and issues warnings of their destruction.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, February 3-March 16 (no class Feb 17, Mar 9)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Isaiah: Prophesizes exile and redemption for the ten tribes of the northern kingdom. Noah Bickart, Visiting Assistant Professor, John Carroll University. | Jeremiah: Rebukes his people for depravity and idolatry, and issues warnings of their destruction.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, March 23-April 27 (no class April 13)|10 a.m.-noon

Song of Songs: sensuous poetry, which captures the many dimensions of love. Amalia Haas, Rabbinic Candidate, Yeshivat Maharat | Ruth: a story of friendship and loyalty, which humanizes the needs of vulnerable outsiders. Dahna Baskin, Instructor, CWRU-Siegal | Lamentations: a mournful elegy of human fragility and loss.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, March 23-April 27 (no class April 13)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Song of Songs: sensuous poetry, which captures the many dimensions of love. Amalia Haas, Rabbinic Candidate, Yeshivat Maharat | Ruth: a story of friendship and loyalty, which humanizes the needs of vulnerable outsiders. Dahna Baskin, Instructor, CWRU-Siegal | Lamentations: a mournful elegy of human fragility and loss.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, May 4-June 15 (no class May 25)|10 a.m.-noon

Psalms: among the Bible's most well-known verses, these 150 poems put words to feelings of thanksgiving, joy, and lament. Eddie Sukol, Rabbi, The Shul | Proverbs: wit and wisdom in the form of one-line advice to the young and old.

Instructor(s):
Mondays, May 4-June 15 (no class May 25)|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Psalms: among the Bible's most well-known verses, these 150 poems put words to feelings of thanksgiving, joy, and lament. Eddie Sukol, Rabbi, The Shul | Proverbs: wit and wisdom in the form of one-line advice to the young and old.