JEWS IN AMERICA: Insiders & Outsiders

Description

Melton Scholars Class

Location

ONLINE

Date & Time

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (EST) October 12th - January 4th

This course provides students the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life along with the great sacrifices and contributions Jewish Americans have made over the past 200 years.

Course Description :

This course provides students the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life along with the great sacrifices and contributions Jewish Americans have made over the past 200 years. Classes explore such topics as the role of education, the Three Generation Hypothesis, Antisemitism and the Holocaust, the changing place of Zionism and the State of Israel in American-Jewish identity, the Civil Rights Movement as a case study of distinctiveness and involvement, and other issues that speak to American Jewish culture and identity. These 10 lessons address the proverbial question of whether the cup is half-empty or full – sharing perspectives from optimists, pessimists, idealists, and cynics as they debate the future of Jewish identity in America.

Dates: Oct. 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14; Jan. 4
 

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)

**Course books will be shipped directly to your home address on file. If different, please contact us at carlaspector@caje-miami.org

This course is part of The Rachel Wasserman Scholars Curriculum of the Melton School. The Scholars Curriculum takes students on a journey of deep examination of Jewish texts. and invites students to lend their voices to the ageless pursuit of Jewish wisdom.
 
About the Instructor:
 

Professor Jeffrey Weinstock is a professor in the Business School at the University of Miami.  He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and holds a graduate degree with high honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a five-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching award at the University of Miami and in 2018 was named one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors in the U.S.”  He lived in Israel for 13 years, is fluent in Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish and Portuguese and echoes German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig who once said “Nothing Jewish is alien to me.”

 
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