A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. David E. Kaufman:

Jews and the City

 

From the days when our lives centered around the original “holy city” of Jerusalem, Jews have been a largely urban people, gathering in the diaspora centers of Alexandria and Baghdad, establishing major medieval communities from Cordoba to Vilna and building homes in modern metropolises such as Amsterdam and New York City.

This course will address the fundamental questions of what is “urban” about Jews, and what is “Jewish” about cities?

The William Rosenwald and Ruth Israels Rosenwald Course in Contemporary American Jewish History 

Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Dr. David E. Kaufman has taught at Hofstra University, Hebrew Union College and the University of Southern California. In addition to numerous articles on the social, religious and architectural history of the American synagogue, he most recently wrote Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity.

Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

From the days when our lives centered around the original “holy city” of Jerusalem, Jews have been a largely urban people, gathering in the diaspora centers of Alexandria and Baghdad, establishing major medieval communities from Cordoba to Vilna and building homes in modern metropolises such as Amsterdam and New York City.

This course will address the fundamental questions of what is “urban” about Jews, and what is “Jewish” about cities?

The William Rosenwald and Ruth Israels Rosenwald Course in Contemporary American Jewish History 

Dr. David E. Kaufman has taught at Hofstra University, Hebrew Union College and the University of Southern California. In addition to numerous articles on the social, religious and architectural history of the American synagogue, he most recently wrote Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity.

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