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February 2020

The Jews of Spain: Viva España – Winter 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020 thru Monday, June 1, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Educator: Jehon Grist
$24 – $40

This course takes you through the amazing saga of the Jewish community in Spain, from its distant beginnings tracing back to the Biblical era, to the revival of Jewish communities there today, with a focus on the Golden Age.

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The Jews of Italy: A Journey of 2,000 Years – Winter 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020 thru Monday, June 1, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Educator: Jehon Grist
$24 – $40

Whether you're planning a trip to Italy or simply interested in exploring the topic online, we'll help you discover the people, places, and key events that make this one of the most compelling stories of the Jews in Europe.

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Discover Modern Israel – Winter 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020 thru Monday, June 1, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Educator: Jehon Grist
$24 – $40

This six session web-based course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience from the dawn of the Zionist movement in the 19th century to today’s headlines of the modern state. It also includes "Virtual Visits": informative introductions to dozens of modern history sites and museums in Israel easily referenced so you can build your own Israel tour itinerary. With hundreds of illustrations, maps, informative video clips and recommended readings as PDF files, you'll visit Israel knowing more than most tour…

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Discover Ancient Israel – Winter 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020 thru Monday, June 1, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Educator: Jehon Grist
$24 – $40

This course offers the panorama of the Jewish experience in the Holy Land from the early centuries of Biblical Israel's birth to the age of the Crusaders to the modern. Now you can visit Israel knowing more than most tour guides!

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March 2020

Israel, Judaism, and Jewish Identity: The Avant-Garde Thinking of Rabbi David Hartman – Spring 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020 thru Monday, April 27, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$90 – $150

For David Hartman, the rebirth of Israel and our emergence from the Holocaust initiated a new stage in Jewish history: the third stage in the unfolding covenantal drama of the Jewish people. He was vitally and passionately concerned about the issues raised by the contemporary concrete existence of the Jewish people. Among contemporary Jewish philosophers, Hartman is unique in stressing the challenge of the Zionist project and Jewish political sovereignty to Jewish identity in Israel and the Diaspora. He was,…

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April 2020

Israel & Eurovision – Spring 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 thru Tuesday, May 19, 2020
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$108 – $180

The Eurovision song contest -- the single most-watched live TV event in the world -- offers a unique lens through which to explore Israeli politics, history, and the national mood. The Israeli government almost fell three times because of controversy over Eurovision. Over six sessions we'll explore "behind the scenes" of Eurovision and ultimately get a better understanding of the story of Israel.

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