Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Pre-State through 1967
This course provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today. Course material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict. 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 memoirs. The 10-lesson course will provide students with new tools for understanding and critiquing texts and events as the conflict continues to unfold.

Day: Thursdays,  February 4 - May 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central via Zoom
Faculty: Bill Greenberg
Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism in Theory and Practice –
for KU Hillel Students ONLY
Day and Time: Thursdays
Start Date: TBD
Dates & Exceptions:  TBD
Location: KU HILLEL
Faculty:  Suzy Sostrin & Ira Kirschner

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Megan PenerMegan Pener, Director of MeltonKC Powered by HBHA, is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a lifelong resident of Greater Kansas City. She has been involved in the Jewish community throughout her life and most recently served as the Alumni Coordinator for Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. Her background in the non-profit arena also includes positions at Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and Phoenix Family, exposing her to many aspects of operations. As Director of Melton, Megan will focus on raising awareness about the incredible experience and education that Melton provides, coordinating classes throughout the city and raising funds to support this ongoing program. Megan is married to Sam Pener, and has two children, Evelyn and Louis.

Sponsoring Agency

Melton KC logoHyman Brand Hebrew Academy
5801 W. 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

Advisory Board

Erwin Abrams, Advisory Board Chair

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