Adult Education

Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

Eat, Pray, Farm: An Exploration of Jews and Agriculture in America

June 2 - 23, 2015
Tuesdays, 4 weekly sessions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
North County Hub, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

Instructor: Joellyn Zollman


Examine the roots of Jewish farming on the site of San Diego’s own growing Jewish community farm. As the course progresses, we will move from farm to table, considering contemporary food justice and sustainability in a Jewish context. Don’t be a chicken! Sign up today.

Price: $80; JCC Member Price $65

 

Register by Phone or For More Info: Ilene Tatro, 858.362.1154


ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES - Sizzling Summer Classes

Maimonides: The Man, His Life and His Works

July 13 - August 3
Thursdays, 4 weekly sessions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Congregation Beth Israel) or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (LFJCC)

Instructor: Rabbi Shai Cherry, PhD


Alas, it is impossible to overstate Moses Maimonides’ influence on Judaism. Maimonides transformed Jewish literature and Jewish thought. He systematized, codified, and rationalized the Jewish traditions which he had inherited. In shocking ways, he turned Judaism into a religion. This four-week course will immerse us in the family, life, times, works, and thought of this amazing thinker.

Price: $80; JCC Member Price $65

 

Register by Phone or For More Info: Ilene Tatro, 858.362.1154


Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

The Genius of Jewish Story-Telling: A Literary Journey from the Bible to Modern Israel

July 16 - August 6
Thursdays, 4 weekly sessions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Congregation Beth Israel) or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (LFJCC)

Instructor: Professor Nehama Aschkenasy, PhD


Is there a distinct “Jewish” narrative? This class will consist of close reading of representative tales from the Bible, stories by S.A. Agnon, the only Hebrew Nobel Prize winner, and works by three of the most distinguished contemporary Israeli writers Amos Oz, Aharon Appelfeld, and David Grossman, and others. Dr. Aschkenasy is a Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut and the Director, Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies in University of Connecticut, Stamford.

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San diego, CA 92122

Price: $80; JCC Member Price $65

 

Register by Phone or For More Info: Ilene Tatro, 858.362.1154


Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

Israel: Retrospect and Prospect

August 13 - September 3
Thursdays, 4 weekly sessions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Congregation Beth Israel) or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (LFJCC)

Instructor: Professor Sanford Lakoff


This course will examine four topics, one in each class: 1) Zionism and the rebirth of Israel from Herzl to Ben-Gurion; 2) Israel’s struggles for survival and its emergence as a regional military power; 3) The social, political, and economic changes that have reshaped the country and 4) The “peace process” from the rise of the PLO and Hamas to the Oslo Accords and the present impasse.

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San diego, CA 92122

Price: $80; JCC Member Price $65

 

Register by Phone or For More Info: Ilene Tatro, 858.362.1154


ADVANCED JEWISH STUDIES - Sizzling Summer Classes

The J in Art History: A Journey IntoArt Through Personal Life Stories and World Events

July 28 - August 11
Tuesdays, 4 weekly sessions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Congregation Beth Israel) or 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (LFJCC)

Instructor: Guri Stark


A Unique way to Understanding Art in the context of personal life stories, world history event and art movements This series will explore various art history topics from early Israeli artists Nachum Gutman and Reuven Rubin who documented with their art the story and the history of Tel Aviv, to Marc Chagall, the main Jewish artist of the 20th century, as well as the fascinating story of the 1930’s Degenerate Art (the title that Hitler gave to the art that he didn’t like) and the intriguing story of Pablo Picasso. Guri Stark is an artist, author, lecturer and high-tech professional.

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San diego, CA 92122

Price: $80; JCC Member Price $65

 

Register by Phone or For More Info: Ilene Tatro, 858.362.1154


 

Former program of the Agency for Jewish Education
Co-Sponsored by Jewish Federation of San Diego County and The Leichtag Foundation.