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September 2020

Beyond the Torah | Isaiah: Politics, Prophecy, and Comfort

Thursday, September 24, 2020 thru Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Ken Cohen
$216 – $360

This Fall, we continue our study of the prophet Isaiah and his book. Israel’s prophets were rarely aloof from participating in the political decisions of their usually tumultuous times. Isaiah had become a key advisor to the King of Judah, and he argued on the basis of realpolitiks as well as his prophetic certainty that Israel’s faithful Deity would always protect Zion. Ultimately, his position was vindicated after a protracted Assyrian invasion and siege, and miraculous Divine intervention. The Book…

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October 2020

“There’s No City Like San Francisco” The Crucial Turning Points in Bay Area Jewish History- Fall 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 thru Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Educator: Fred Rosenbaum
$54 – $90

Since the Gold Rush, our unique Jewish community has been shaped by several critical events and momentous issues. This three-session course will explore Chinese-Jewish relations; the 1906 Earthquake and Fire; a Jewish political boss at the center of one of the largest cases of municipal corruption in American history; the rancorous debate in the 1940s over the response to the Holocaust and Zionism; and the heated controversy over the Pope’s visit to San Francisco in 1987. Award-winning educator and author…

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