Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Summer Institute schedule announced

Classes taught by scholars on a variety of Jewish topics, sponsored by The Center for Jewish Life and Learning of the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon June 23 and 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and on the evenings of July 14 and 28, at the JCC, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge.
The Center for Jewish Life was formerly the Department of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Kosher lunches will be available for purchase.

The schedule for morning classes is:
June 23 – “Which Came First, The Rabbi or the Priest?” Re-reading Talmudic
Texts in Light of Early Christian Sources,” with Yonatan Moss, Yale University

June 30 – “The Wisenheimer: How High School Debate Shaped Me, and How It Shapes America,” with Mark Oppenheimer, columnist, New York Times Magazine

July 7 – “Diane Arbus and Jewish Memory,” with Laura Wexler, professor, Yale University

July 14 – “Judaism: A Way of Being,” with David Gelernter, professor, Yale University

July 21 – “Nazis and Degenerate Art,” with Rachel Perry, professor, Tel Aviv University/Yad Vashem

July 28 – “Erotic Spirituality: Sex and Judaism,” with Sydney A. Perry, CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

For evening classes:
July 14 - “Tisha B’Av and the Jewish Response to Catastrophe,” with Rabbi Herbert Brockman, Congregation Mishkan Israel

July 28 - “Tu B’Av (the 15th of Av): The Jewish Art of Matchmaking,” with Rabbi Hesch Sommer, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven

The registration cost for morning classes is $100 for the series or $18 per session. Evening sessions are free and open to the public. Register for courses on line at jccnh.org. For more information, contact Rich Walter, Director of the CJLL, at 203 387-2424 x300.

Childcare and children’s activities will be available in the Little Seeds babysitting room and at The Painted Pomegranate, the creative learning and play center at the JCC, organizers said. For child care, call Daniela Balzano at 203 387-2522 x227.

The Summer Institute is new program of the Center for Jewish Life and Learning of the JCC of Greater New Haven, a subsidiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, organizers said in a statement.

Editor's note: this information was provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

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