Jewish Studies

Instructor(s):
Jennifer Caplan
Mondays, June 21 - July 19 |10 - 11:30 a.m. ET

The Marx Brothers, Nichols and May, Gilda Radner, Seinfeld, and more. In this class, we will have fun with these, and other, important figures in American Jewish humor. Each week we will look at performances from a different time period, starting in the 1930s and continuing into the 2020s.

Instructor(s):
Bill Plevan
Wednesdays, July 7 - 28 |1:30-3 p.m. ET

This accessible new biography explores key moments in the life of the twentieth-century philosopher Martin Buber (1878–1965), one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our time.

Instructor(s):
Gila Silverman
Wednesdays, August 4-18|1:30-3 p.m. ET

Born in the Land of Israel around the year 50 C.E., Rabbi Akiva was raised in poverty and began to learn the Torah only as an adult. In the aftermath of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 C.E., he helped shape a new direction for Judaism.