Bereshit (Genesis) Part I:
From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations
The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of
Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people.
The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of
our people and ourselves.
Bereshit (Genesis) Part II: The Story of the First Jewish Family
This course follows the development of the first Jewish family, from ?The Birth of Two Nations? and
?Stolen Blessings? to ?Reunion in Egypt? and ?Blessing the Grandchildren.? These stories of sibling
rivalry, wrestling with an angel, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation provide some of the most
dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia.
Beyond Borders, The Arab Israeli Conflict
This course provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth
century through today. The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of
religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival?all reflected through primary
sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches,
photographs and memoir.
Open to the Community