Courses

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Class 1:  The Causes of the War: An examination of American history documented through the political and social history of the United States.

Class 2: The Americans of the 1860’s:  Through original correspondence and photographs a look at the United States of the Victorian...

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Semester: Course begins February 20, 2018 and will be four weeks long.

Dr. Sigman Friedman will discuss trends in American Jewish History using four classic films: "Hester Street," "The Jazz Singer" (original 1927 version), "Gentleman's Agreement" and "Avalon." These films explore themes such as Jewish identity, family tensions, intergenerational conflict,...

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This course explores a difficult, complex and emotionally charged subject: the American response to the Holocaust. While most historians agree that the nation’s response was inadequate, and that a more forceful and effective rescue policy might have saved many lives, they disagree about what was...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

This course explores a difficult, complex, and emotionally charged subject: the American response to the Holocaust. While most historians agree that the nation’s response was inadequate, and that a more forceful and effective rescue policy might have saved many lives, they disagree about what...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

Anti-Jewish sentiment goes by many names, including anti-Judaism, Jew-hatred, Judeophobia, and, of course, Antisemitism – a term that was coined in 1879 to give scientific legitimacy to the “longest hatred.” This course will explore the ancient origins of Jew-hatred, examining its development...

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B

This is an introduction to the unique civilization that Jews built in the lands of Eastern Europe, a civilization from which nearly all American and European Jews and half of all Israeli Jews are descended, and which the Nazis devoted particular fury to destroying. The course will begin with the...

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Semester: Traditional Semester: January 2 – April 23

Using 21st Century Learning Skills – creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication – we will infuse fresh energy into how you approach holiday teaching. We will explore new and innovative ways of approaching the Jewish year. Knowing that Jewish students revisit the topic...

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Semester: Course begins February 20, 2018 and will be four weeks long.

Biblical Hebrew Online provides an introductory experience in the language of the Bible for students who can decode (phonetically read) Hebrew.  The course focuses on the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew’s grammatical structures and constructs, including its elaborate root word system and its...

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Semester: Online with live webinars on Wednesday evenings, 8:00-9:30pm EST ( 15 weeks: January 2 – April 23)

Biblical Hebrew Online provides an introductory experience in the language of the Bible for students who can decode (phonetically read) Hebrew.  The course focuses on the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew’s grammatical structures and constructs, including its elaborate root word system and its...

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Semester: Online with live webinars on Wednesday evenings, 8:00-9:30pm EST ( 15 weeks: January 2 – April 23)

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