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______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22S1) Albert Einstein, Scientific Publishing, and One Family’s Journey on May 11 & 18 at 8:00-9:15 PMJeff Metzger’s family established Academische Verlagesellhaft in Germany and later Academic Press in the US. They enlisted Einstein to write his 1915 Special Theory of Relativity essay that first included “E=mc2.” Einstein helped the family escape to the US. The class will include non-technical descriptions of the Special Theory and artifacts about the manuscript. (One registration covers both sessions.)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22S2) Reflections on Pirkei Avot on May 22 at 2:00-3:15 pm ETJoe Rosenstein discusses how his book differs from other works on Pirkei Avot teachings by comparing & contrasting different teachings, relating each teaching to events in its time as well as to current events, pointing our faulty teachings or interpretations.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22S3) Experiencing Kabbalah - An Introduction on 25 May 2022 at 7:00-8:15 pm EDTLearn the basic concepts and applications of Kabbalah to Jewish practice and observance, to Shabbat, to celebration of the Holidays, to wedding rituals, to repentance and to our understanding of sin.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22W4) Jewish Museums and the American Narrative on 23 Feb 2022 at 7:00-8:30 pm ESTThis class will address the emergence and utility of Jewish museums in America, the role of the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) in strengthening and positioning Jewish museums and how Jewish museums function as part of the American story.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22W5) ROOTS: Building Trust between Palestinians and Israelis on 27 Feb 2022 at 1:00-2:30 pm EDTZionist settler Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Palestinian Noor Awad share how ROOTS encourages face-to-face contact to build trust in working toward Israeli-Palestinian understanding, nonviolence and transformation.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22W6) Latke-Hamentashen Debate on 9 Mar 2022 at 7:00-8:30 pm ESTOur annual Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentashen Debate is always a very popular event! Watch our humorous moderator and distinguished panelists conduct a scholarly, but absurdist symposium that addresses the eternal conundrum: “Which are better, latkes or hamentashen?”
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22W7) Mishnah Berachot: Our Ancestors' Discussions of the Meaning of Prayer on 10, 17, 24, 31 Mar 2022 at 7-8:15 pm ESTHow should Jews pray? The ancient sages struggled with some of the same concerns about prayer that we have today. David Sieradzki will lead us in studying juicy passages (in translation) from Mishnah Berachot ("blessings") and other sources that focus on how, when, and why we pray.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________/>(22W8) Jews of Tin Pan Alley on 23, 30 Mar & 6 Apr 2022 at 7-8:15 pm EDTTA 3-session class about the lives and music of celebrated Jewish songwriters George & Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and more. The ever-popular instructor and musician Seth Kibel will include recordings and live performances. Recordings of each session will be available if you miss a session.
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