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Register for Fall Classes

Check out the fall classes here.

Our 40th anniversay year continues with a packed lineup, including year four of Talmud Circle for beginning and continuing students, the introduction of Philosophy Circle, and an indepth anti-Semitism class in Berkeley. Another location for the anti-Semitism class will be announced soon.

Out on a Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond (2nd edition, 2014)

by Eva Libitzky and Fred Rosenbaum

Purchase the book ($16.95) on Amazon.com.

A finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award of the Independent Book Publishers Association

In this widely acclaimed work, a teenaged Chasidic girl demonstrates rare courage, resilience, and cleverness as she struggles to survive the worst horrors of Nazi-occupied Poland. (more…)

Poets, Philosophers, and the Golden Age of Sephardic Spain – June 11-22, 2015

Spain is a fabulous place to visit, a country of historic walks, great food and wine, ancient sites, and monuments to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The rich Jewish heritage of Catalonia, Andalusia and the city of Toledo is part of modern Judaism. (more…)

Jews, Blues, and Jazz – March 18-27, 2015

Jewish Life on the Mississippi From Memphis to New Orleans

Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens

After a highly successful maiden voyage in November 2013, we are repeating this exceptional tour. Explore Jewish life and identity in the Deep South, a region rarely visited by Jewish groups, but one rich in history and culture, especially music. Stay at the historic Peabody Hotel, an antebellum mansion, and a luxury hotel in the French Quarter in New Orleans. (more…)