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Janis Plotkin: Femmes Fatales, Monsters and Murderers – the Jewish Presence in Weimar Cinema (Virtual on Zoom)

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Format:  Introduction, film screening, post film conversation. 4 sessions. Many of the creators of early German cinema (1918 - 1933) were Jewish immigrants to Berlin from Eastern Europe.  German Expressionist cinema, a revolutionary innovation, found Jews both in front of...

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Bruce Phillips: How Interfaith Marriage is Changing the American Jewish Community – But Not Necessarily in the Ways We Think/Fear (Virtual on Zoom)

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For over half a century Jewish intermarriage was understood as the next step before assimilation. Using the new Pew 2020 survey, Bruce Phillips will argue that the current discourses about Jewish intermarriage are outdated. For example, asking why Jewish intermarry...

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Steve Chester: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? (Virtual on Zoom)

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The course will address the eternal question, "Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?" If God is a compassionate and loving God, why do people suffer? In an attempt to answer these questions, we will look at the Biblical...

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Ken Blady: Yiddish from Scratch (Virtual on Zoom)

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In partnership with KlezCalifornia 10 sessions. Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimishe atmosphere. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form...

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Ken Blady: Yiddish II – Lernen Yiddish (Virtual on Zoom)

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In partnership with KlezCalifornia Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimishe atmosphere. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form sentences for...

PST Virtual Program

Janis Plotkin: Femmes Fatales, Monsters and Murderers – the Jewish Presence in Weimar Cinema (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Format:  Introduction, film screening, post film conversation. 4 sessions. Many of the creators of early German cinema (1918 - 1933) were Jewish immigrants to Berlin from Eastern Europe.  German Expressionist cinema, a revolutionary innovation, found Jews both in front of...

Free
PST Virtual Program

Steve Chester: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? (Virtual on Zoom)

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The course will address the eternal question, "Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?" If God is a compassionate and loving God, why do people suffer? In an attempt to answer these questions, we will look at the Biblical...

Free
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Uri Schreter: Mickey Katz, Yinglish Comedy, and the Continuity of Klezmer (Virtual on Zoom)

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In partnership with KlezCalifornia During the 1950s, as Yiddish culture was fading from public view, Mickey Katz (1909-1985) gave it a second wind. A clarinetist, bandleader, and comedian, he performed his “Yinglish” musical parodies to sold-out crowds across North America...

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Jehon Grist: Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew A (Virtual on Zoom)

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This class introduces students to all the basic elements of Prayerbook Hebrew: the alphabet, vowels, vocabulary, sight-reading skills, and basic grammar. You'll learn some of the key prayerbook melodies and discuss the meaning of the prayers. It provides a strong...

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Jehon Grist: Intermediate Biblical/Prayerbook Hebrew D (Virtual on Zoom)

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This course will complete our study of basic prayerbook Hebrew using the text Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way, then begin to introduce the more complex verb patterns of classical Biblical Hebrew and the irregular verb system, while building Hebrew vocabulary....

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Jehon Grist: Reading Biblical Hebrew: A Betrothal Story—Isaac and Rebekah (Virtual on Zoom)

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Genesis 24 is a classic tale about finding a wife and also a revealing presentation of the protocols and practices that lead to marriage in the ancient Near East. Isaac has just lost his mother Sarah and his father, Abraham,...

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Ken Blady: Yiddish from Scratch (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In partnership with KlezCalifornia 10 sessions. Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimishe atmosphere. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form...

Free