Adult Education

Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

We Are What We Remember

June 2 - 23, 2016
Thursdays, 4 Weekly Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
or
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Instructor: Professor Joellyn Zollman


This new four-lesson course of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning addresses the important role of collective memory in the ongoing development and adaptation of Judaism throughout the generations. What do we remember and why? How are national memories formed and preserved? The course opens with the Torah’s directive to remember the attempted Jewish national genocide perpetrated by Israel’s arch-enemy, Amalek. The next three lessons each explore significant historical periods and the memories formed around them: reflections on the Spanish expulsion, recollections of Poland just before and after the Shoah, and the State of Israel as envisioned by its founders and as experienced by its citizens today. Explore the significant impact of Jewish collective memory on the current and future status of worldwide Jewry.

Price: $80; JCC Member Price $65
For more information or to register, call Katey Lindley at 858-362-1134 or email kateyl@lfjcc.org


Advanced Jewish Studies

It's Deli-cious!

Sunday, June 5, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Temple Emanu-El
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120

Instructor: Professor Joellyn Zollman


Jewish delis are a quintessential part of American culture. The talk will examine how American Jews came to be associated with delis, how American Jewish delis have changed over time, and what the deli's purpose and meaning has been to American Jewish identity and American Jewish life.

This program is a Temple Emanu-El and Tifereth Israel Collaboration

Free!

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Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

Global Alphabet

Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, July 12, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Town Center Drive, CA 92122

Instructor: Professor Zev bar-Lev


Explore a fascinating system for learning many languages with professor bar-Lev. Each session will teach 4-5 “key-letters,” with “parallel words and classic verses in several languages.” In all, a dozen-plus languages will be covered: from Italian and Latin to Russian, Sanskrit, Hebrew and Arabic. This is a “thinking person’s” language system, which allows you to create your own SOLE (Self-Organized Learning Experience) for any language. And it is not complex: its 23 letters that fall into just 5 easy groups. In all, it’s as straightforward as “L is for Lift.”.

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $48

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Katey Lindley (858) 362-1134 • www.sdcjc.org/AdvancedJewishStudies


Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

The Mystery of Job: An Eternal Challenge

June 30, July 7, July 14, 2016
Thursdays, 3 sessions

AM Classes at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, Room 201, 92122

PM Classes at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center - JTeam Room

Instructor: Janice P. Alper, DJRE


The Book of Job is one of the most challenging and interesting in the bible. It contains some of the world’s greatest poetry as well as a number of ideas which provoke us into thinking about our lives today. Discussion will focus on Job from various perspectives—literature, philosophy and religion. Most importantly we will examine the universal ideas that emerge from such a work and its impact for today.

Janice P. Alper, DJRE, has had an extensive career as a Jewish educator and communal worker. She has taught at all levels. In her recent residency here in San Diego her focus has been on working with adults. Currently she leads a monthly study group at Congregation Beth Israel and an annual course for the Osher Adult Lifelong Learning Institute. She has taught in the Melton program in Australia and San Diego. Her primary focus as a teacher of texts is to examine the content from historical, literary and religious perspectives. She likes to engage participants in dialogue and welcomes all opinions and challenges.

Price: $60.00; JCC Member Price: $50.00
For more information or to register, call Katey Lindley at 858-362-1134 or email kateyl@lfjcc.org


Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

The Seven Rungs - A Guided Jewish Meditation

July 19, July 26, August 2, 2016
Tuesdays, 3 sessions


10:00 - 11:30 am
Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, Room 201, 92122

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center - JTeam Room

Instructor: Dr. David Barzelai


Join us in a spiritual experience rooted in Jewish and Buddhist heritage and wisdom. You will explore the roots of Jewish Meditation and practice as well. Learn how to bring serenity into your daily life.

DAVID BARZILAI taught for over twenty-five years academic courses in philosophy and political science as well as Israel and Jewish studies at Virginia Tech, UCSD and SDSU.  He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and Jewish thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he is the author of Homo Dialogicus: Martin Buber's Contribution to Philosophy (Magnes Press 2000) and various other works on modern Jewish thought and Holocaust studies.

He practices the art of meditation for more than two decades.  In the past five years, he developed and has been teaching an original form of Jewish meditation, based upon Hebrew letters and words.  He is currently at the advance stage of preparing his book on Jewish meditation for publication.

Price: $60.00; JCC Member Price: $50.00
For more information or to register, call Katey Lindley at 858-362-1134 or email kateyl@lfjcc.org


Advanced Jewish Studies - Sizzling Summer Classes

Moments in our History - Reflections in Fiction

July 21, July 28; August 4, August 11, 2016
Thursdays, 4 Sessions

10:00 - 11:30 am
Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, Room 201, 92122

Instructor: Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy


A journey highlighting critical periods in modern Jewish history, reflected throught the lens of Jewish wirters who chronicled the transition from the world of the Shtetl through pre-Holocaust denial, to the Kibbutz experiment and the socio-psychological issues encountered by Israelis today. Each session will consist of an introductory lecture and a close analysis of literary works. No previous knowledge is necessary, yet you may wish to read selections from the works by the following authors:

• S.Y. AGNON (Nobel Prize winner): “The Kerchief” in Twenty-One Stories; A Simple Story; In the Prime of Her Life; Only Yesterday
• AHARON APPELFELD: A study of Badenheim 1939; The Age of Wonders; A Story of a Life
• AMOS OZ: Where the Jackal Howls
• SAVYON LIEBRECHT: Apples from the Desert

DR. NEHAMA ASCHKENASY, back by popular demand, is Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut and Founding Director of its Stamford Campus Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies. Nehama teaches courses in the areas of literature and politics, and literature and religion. She has published four books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in academic journals. Dr. Aschkenasy has been scholar-in-residence and guest speaker in universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and Israel, among them Heidelberg University in Germany..

Price: $85.00; JCC Member Price: $68.00
For more information or to register, call Katey Lindley at 858-362-1134 or email kateyl@lfjcc.org


 

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