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April 2021

Beyond the Torah Isaiah: The Edge of Redemption (Spring 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 thru Thursday, June 24, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Ken Cohen
$216 – $360

This Spring, we conclude our study of the prophet Isaiah and his book. The voice of this Isaiah is an…

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May 2021

The Radical Jewish Union (RJU) 50 Years Later (Spring Event)

Sunday, May 2, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Educator: Fred Rosenbaum
Free

On Friday afternoon, April 30, 1971 approximately 40 members of the Berkeley-based student group, the Radical Jewish Union (RJU), occupied the Federation offices in San Francisco. They presented their demands for dramatic increases in support for Jewish education including community-supported day schools and teen programs – demands that deemed radical at the time.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Their World (Spring 2021)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 thru Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Online CA
$72 – $120

Dive into the history and profound impact of the Scrolls on the emergence of both rabbinic Judaism and Christianity, a heritage that lives with us to this day.

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The Inheritance of Peace? The Story of Jerusalem (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 thru Tuesday, June 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Online CA
$72 – $120

We'll begin our journey with a visit to Canaanite Jerusalem 4,000 years ago and view the first 'golden walls' of the city.... and we'll close with the most recent 2,000 years: Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic Jerusalem, leading to the tumultuous 20th century, and Jerusalem's emergence as the restored heart of modern Israel.

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June 2021

Tangled Roots, New Branches: The Jews of the American South (Spring 2021)

Thursday, June 3, 2021 thru Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Educator: Fred Rosenbaum
$60 – $100

The Jews of the American South from the Colonial Period to the Present - Jews settled and thrived in the American South well before the Revolutionary War and numbered over 10,000 there by 1860. One of their own, Judah P. Benjamin, was second only to Jefferson Davis as a leader of the Confederacy...

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July 2021

Love and Passion in the Biblical World (Summer 2021)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 thru Thursday, July 22, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Online CA
$36 – $60

Our course introduces students to all the facets of Biblical love, from the inspiring devotion of Ruth and Orpah to the (not so) simple lust of Samson and Delilah, and the passionate poetry of the Song of Songs.

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