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• Wednesday

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 Survivor,

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 lives,

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 spirit.

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 four

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 seminars.

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 Fees:

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 Travel

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 past

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 celebrate

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 present

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 Mitzvah,

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Wednesday Classes
FULL

 SEMESTER

 10/26

 –

 2/1

 (12

 sessions) Jews

 in

 the

 News

  Explore

 developing

 news

 stories

 and

 their

 effect

 on

 Jewish

  communi/es

 both

 local

 and

 abroad,

 considering

 current

  events

 through

 a

 “Jewish

 lens.”

 You

 will

 prac/ce

 ar/cula/ng

  the

 range

 of

 these

 perspec/ves

 in

 group

 discussions

 and

 writ-­‐ ing.

  Chris

 Aguero MINIMESTER

 I

 10/26

 –

 12/7

 (6

 sessions)

7-8PM
MINIMESTER

 II

 12/14-­‐2/1(6

 sessions)

Torah

 Yoga Civil

 Disobedience

 &

 The

 Freedom

 Riders INteract

 with

 Torah

 in

 a

 unique

 and

 refreshing

 way

 as

 we

  In

 May

 1961,

 a

 group

 of

 civil

 rights

 ac/vists

 –

 many

 of

 whom

  delve

 into

 topics

 such

 as

 Loving-­‐kindness,

 libera/on,

 and

  were

 Jewish

 -­‐-­‐

 began

 a

 series

 of

 bus

 rides

 through

 the

 South

 to

  renewal.

 Explore

 principles

 of

 breath,

 alignment

 and

 medi-­‐ protest

 segrega/on.

 Though

 these

 “Freedom

 Riders”

 prac/ced

  Your Company Name ta/on

 in

 the

 light

 of

 the

 Torah

 as

 a

 way

 to

 experience

 Jew-­‐ non-­‐violent

 civil

 disobedience,

 they

 faced

 brutal

 mobs

 through-­‐ ish

 wisdom

 in

 the

 body.

 No

 prior

 yoga

 experience

 is

 re-­‐ out

 their

 journey.

 Ul/mately,

 they

 forced

 the

 na/on

 and

 the

  quired government

 to

 address

 the

 injus/ce

 of

 segrega/on.

  Sasha

 Lehrer Fihy

 years

 later,

 we

 celebrate

 the

 success

 and

 heroism

 of

 these

  ac/vists

 and

 ask

 “How

 will

 we

 pass

 on

 this

 story

 to

 the

 next

  genera/on?”

 Sasha

 Lehrer Beyond

 Kashrut:

 Making

 Kosher

 Choices

 Today Explore

 the

 tradi/onal

 ra/onale

 for

 keeping

 kosher

 as

 a

  plalorm

 for

 a

 broader

 understanding

 of

 our

 food

 choices.

  We

 will

 explore

 ‘Ethical

 Kashrut,’

 ‘Eco

 Kashrut’

 and

 other

  ea/ng

 philosophies.

 Through

 a

 series

 of

 experiments

 in-­‐ side

 and

 outside

 the

 class,

 you

 will

 be

 asked

 to

 look

 deeply

  at

 your

 own

 consump/on

 habits

 and

 begin

 to

 form

 your

  own

 kashrut

 prac/ce.

 Rabbi

 Josh

 Winston The

 Jewish

 Reconnec5on

 Project Watch

 clips

 from

 the

 Jewish

 Reconnec/on

 Project,

  www.youtube.com/user/JewishReconnec/on,

 a

 documen-­‐ tary

 series

 that

 puts

 6

 American

 Jewish

 Teens

 and

 6

 Israeli

  Jewish

 Teens

 into

 a

 cyber

 room

 and

 asks

 them

 some

 tough

  ques/ons,

 and

 discuss

 the

 topics

 as

 well

 as

 contribute

 to

  the

 greater

 conversa/on

 by

 pos/ng

 comments

 into

 the

  web

 chat

 set

 up

 by

 the

 project.

  Kevin

 Daly The

 Jewish

 Bookshelf Navigate

 your

 way

 in

 the

 sea

 of

 Jewish

 tradi/onal

 literature

  and

 explore

 the

 nature

 of

 the

 key

 Jewish

 sources

 and

 learn

  what

 was

 different

 about

 each

 one

 of

 them. Rabbi

 Michael

 Farbman A

 Taste

 of

 Israel Join

 our

 Israeli

 Emissaries

 as

 we

 tempt

 our

 senses

 with

 all

 things

  Israel.

 This

 course

 will

 be

 a

 look

 at

 Israeli

 culture

 through

 a

 va-­‐ riety

 of

 lenses. Yuval

 &

 Raz,

 Israeli

 Emissaries

Top

 Ten The

 Ten

 Commandments

 form

 the

 basis

 from

 which

 Jewish

  law

 was

 founded,

 but

 do

 they

 hold

 any

 relevance

 to

 our

 soci-­‐ ety

 today?

 New

 York

 Times’

 author

 Christopher

 Hedges

 ex-­‐ amined

 the

 intersec/on

 of

 the

 Ten

 Commandments

 and

  modern

 society

 and

 asks

 us

 how

 do

 an

 army

 lieutenant,

 a

  Phish

 head,

 a

 con

 ar/st,

 and

 others

 deal

 with

 the

 ethics

 and

  values

 that

 the

 Ten

 Commandments

 represent? Mak

 Wiener

  MAKOM

 Jams Grade

 Level:

 Open Do

 you

 like

 to

 play

 a

 musical

 instrument

 or

 sing?

 MAKOM

  Jams

 is

 a

 MAKOM

 band

 that

 will

 play

 a

 wide

 variety

 of

 Jewish

  music. Richard

 Gans

Jewish

 Films

 Series:

 Past

 Masters There

 are

 many

 Jewish

 films

 that

 have

 had

 a

 major

 impact

 on

  their

 own

 /me

 but

 are

 since

 forgoken

 by

 most

 of

 today’s

 Jew-­‐ ish

 teens.

 Films

 like

 Gentleman’s

 Agreement,

 The

 Chosen,

 The

  Shoah,

 The

 Golem,

 and

 Exodus. Kevin

 Daly

The

 Art

 of

 the

 Text Explore

 different

 selec/ons

 from

 the

 Torah

 and

 other

 tradi-­‐ /onal

 texts

 while

 crea/ng

 your

 own

 interpreta/ons

 with

 a

  variety

 of

 materials Cippy

 Cynowicz

Sex,

 Holiness

 &

 Taboos

 for

 Jews

 in

 the

 21st

 century

 (part

 1) Are

 takoos

 for

 Jews;

 Can

 I

 download

 music

 from

 the

 internet;

  Are

 abor/ons

 acceptable

 in

 the

 Jewish

 community;

 Should

 I

  sign

 up

 for

 organ

 dona/on;

 To

 'sext'

 or

 not

 to

 'sext'?

  Explore

 these

 and

 many

 other

 important

 issues

 with

 your

 peers

  Rabbi

 Michael

 Farbman

Wednesday Classes
FULL

 SEMESTER

 10/26

 –

 2/1

 (12

 sessions) MINIMESTER

 I

 10/26

 –

 12/7

 (6

 sessions)

8-9PM
MINIMESTER

 II

 12/14-­‐22/1(6

 sessions)

Adopt-­‐a-­‐Survivor Grade

 Level:

 10-­‐12 You

 will

 be

 paired

 with

 a

 Holocaust

 survivor

 from

 our

 commu-­‐ nity

 and

 through

 mee/ngs

 &

 interviews

 you

 will

 learn

 about

  their

 childhood,

 lives,

 and

 the

 triumph

 of

 the

 human

 spirit.

 This

 
full-­‐year

 course

 has

 the

 following

 addi=onal

 requirements:

 Read

  Bondi’s

 Brother,

 field

 trip

 to

 Holocaust

 Resource

 Center,

 conduct

 and

  archive

 interviews,

 create

 and

 present

 an

 ar=s=c

 project,

 and

 par=ci-­‐ pate

 in

 community

 Yom

 Hashoah

 Program.

Jews

 in

 the

 Civil

 War March

 of

 the

 Living On

 the

 150th

 anniversary

 of

 the

 start

 of

 the

 War

 Between

 the

  Grade

 Level:

 11-­‐12 States,

 you

 will

 examine

 the

 role

 that

 Jews

 played

 in

 both

 the

  Remember

 the

 past

 and

 embrace

 the

 future

 while

 preparing

  North

 and

 South

 using

 primary

 source

 documents,

 video

  for

 the

 March

 of

 the

 Living.

 You

 will

 explore

 our

 how

 our

 peo-­‐ Your Company Name clips,

 and

 more. ple

 have

 responded

 to

 internal

 and

 external

 influences

  Rich

 Walter throughout

 modern

 history

 with

 special

 emphasis

 on

 the

 Holo-­‐ caust

 and

 the

 birth

 of

 the

 State

 of

 Israel.

 This

 class

 is

 required

 for

 
students

 planning

 to

 par/cipate

 in

 the

 March

 of

 the

 Living,

 April

 15-­‐ 29,

 2012.

Anat

 Weiner Jewish

 Heroes

 and

 Villains:

 The

 Play Learn

 about

 exci/ng

 Jewish

 individuals

 who

 made

 their

 mark

  on

 history

 and

 write,

 direct,

 design,

 and

 act

 in

 your

 own

 original

  play

 telling

 your

 favorite

 stories

 from

 Jewish

 culture.

  Kevin

 Daly

 Hollywood

 &

 The

 Holocaust Incorpora/ng

 pictures

 and

 video

 clips,

 we

 will

 explore

 how

  Hollywood

 handled

 the

 Nazi

 rise

 to

 power

 and

 the

 Holocaust

  as

 it

 was

 happening

 and

 in

 the

 years

 since. Scob

 Feinberg

Rich

 Walter Tell

 It

 Like

 It

 Is Explore

 the

 importance

 of

 “the

 delivery”

 in

 storytelling

 &

 the

  personal

 narra/ve.

 We

 will

 sample

 selec/ons

 from

 notable

  Jewish

 Americans,

 considering

 the

 various

 media

 through

  which

 stories

 are

 told.

 Students

 will

 develop

 at

 least

 one

 per-­‐ sonal

 story/narra/ve

 that

 they

 will

 present

 crea/vely. Chris

 Aguero Death

 and

 Dying Death

 is

 one

 of

 our

 greatest

 common

 denominators

 and

 one

  that

 we

 may

 avoid

 talking

 about.

 You

 will

 explore

 the

 Jewish

  rituals

 and

 observances

 through

 a

 variety

 of

 media

 surround-­‐ ing

 death

 in

 hopes

 to

 bring

 light

 to

 this

 powerful

 rite

 of

  passage.

  Sasha

 Lehrer Israel’s

 First

 Lebanon

 War

 from

 A

 Soldier’s

 Perspec5ve Friday

 June

 6th

 1982,

 I'm

 about

 to

 go

 home

 for

 my

 weekend

  furlough.

 I'm

 very

 relaxed

 and

 ready

 to

 have

 a

 good

 /me.....

  and

 then

 my

 commander

 gives

 the

 word

 the

 war

 has

 just

 be-­‐ gan

 there

 goes

 my

 weekend

 and

 the

 rest

 of

 the

 ensuing

 six

  months,

 long

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