Jewish Education Upcoming Events

Gender and Judaism

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Rd, Poway

In the dizzying spin of the 21st century, we have achieved marriage equality in all 50 states for LGBTQ people, there are openly gay and lesbian leaders in every field, and transgender rabbis, athletes, actors, government leaders, and everyday Americans are more able to live their lives as their truest selves. We will examine Jewish texts that deal with gender, sexuality, and inclusion as a way to situate the conversation within a Jewish context. You may be surprised to learn how much Judaism has to see about these very contemporary issues, and how advanced Jewish teachings have been on these sometimes-controversial topics.

Lecturer: Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Price: Free
May 5 Price: $10; JCC Member Price: Free

Gender and Judaism
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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Gender and Judaism
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Gender and Judaism
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2pm, North County Inland Lecture Series
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Pearls of Wisdom from Pirkei Avot

Sundays, March 31; April 7, 14, 2019 (3 Sessions) at 10am
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Jewish genius on one foot? Pirkei Avot is your “go-to” text! Learn with a teacher who is a life-long student of Talmud. All texts provided. Inspiration guaranteed!

Instructor: Gedalyahu Wittow

Price: $40; JCC Member Price: $36

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Shalom, Y'all! History, Region and Identity in the American Jewish South

Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 2019 at 10 am (3 Sessions)
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC

Jews have lived in the American South since colonial times. What distinguishes Jewish life in this region? How is it similar to and different from New York, Chicago or Los Angeles? This class explores the history of Jewish settlement and the creation of Jewish identity in the American South.

Instructor: Dr. Joellyn Zollman

Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $50

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A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7pm
Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Music has been a part of Jewish life since biblical times and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experience. Jewish music tends to blend unique elements with aspects that reflect the cultures in which Jews have lived, composed, played instruments and sung. In this presentation, we will explore several distinct types of Jewish music including Ladino (with Sepahrdic roots), Yiddish (with E. European roots), American Jewish folk and Broadway music, including composers and songwriters as diverse as George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Carole King and Paul Simon, and Israeli music with its rich tradition of immigrant and native-born musical artists. Do you think you have a favorite "style" of Jewish music? You may learn to appreciate something new during this musical lecture.

Lecturer: Cantor Kathy Robbins

Price: Free

A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7pm, North County Lecture Series
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A Potpourri of Jewish Music: Ladino, Yiddish, American Musical and Popular Israeli
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30am, Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series
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Real/Reel Rescuers


Tuesday, April 30; May 14, 21, 2019 at 10:30 am- 12:00 pm (3 Sessions)
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

This series of lectures examines how and why Gentiles rescued Jews drawing upon interviews of them and how they have been portrayed in feature films. Lectures include: The Dynamics of Decency: Why Righteous Gentiles Rescued Jews, Christian Holocaust Films: From Complicity to Compassion, and How Oskar Schindler Screened Out Raoul Wallenberg.

Instructor: Dr. Lawrence Baron

Price: $55; JCC Member Price: $50

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