Young Adult Core Year 2: Crossroads of Jewish History &  Ethics of Jewish Living
Dramatic developments, experiences and issues from different periods in Jewish history and ethical issues such as justice, life and death, sexuality and community, case studies from Talumdic, rabbinic and contemporary literature.

Day: Mondays, Oct. 5, 2020 - May 10, 2021
(no class on 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 3/22, 3/29)
Time: 7:00 - 9:15 pm
Faculty: Rabbi Amy Greenbaum and Rabbi Ron Symons

Rhythms of Jewish Living & Purposes of Jewish Living
Central ideas and texts which inform our daily, weekly and annual rituals as well as life cycle observances and essential Jewish theological concepts and ideas as they unfold in the Bible, the Talmud and other sacred texts.

Day: Tuesdays, Oct. 20, 2020 - June 1, 2021
(no class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, 1/26, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 5/18)
Time: 9:30 - 11:45 am via Zoom
Faculty: Rabbi Dr. Daniel Schiff
From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and their Jokes
This course will show how the things that make the Jewish people laugh represent a distinct period, theme, or preoccupation in Jewish history. Jewish jokes are deeply revealing sign posts along the Jewish journey. This course treats Jewish jokes as Jewish text, and invites students to "read" and interpret jokes and humor in an attempt to reveal the concerns, styles, rhythms, preoccupations, and values of the Jewish people buried deep in words that make us laugh as Jews, and that continue to bond us as a people.

Day: Tuesdays, Oct. 27, 2020 - March 9, 2021
(no class 11/3, 11/24, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, 1/19, 1/26)
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm via Zoom
Faculty: Rabbi Dr. Daniel Schiff

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Cheryl Johnson

Sponsoring Agency

Pittsburgh Jewish Community Foundation LogoJewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
22000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

Advisory Board

Daniel Brandeis, Sharon Perelman

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