|The Star and the Crescent: A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations|
|This course explores the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, between Jews and Muslims, broadens our understanding and challenges our assumptions in our own era when tensions are high through the use of Muslim and Jewish texts and other primary sources. |
Day: Tuesdays, January 26 - April 6, 2021 (no class 3/16)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm Central via Zoom
Faculty: Rabbi Moshe Simkovich
Rabbi Marianne Novak received semikha from Yeshivat Maharat in 2019. She received her BA in Political Science from Barnard College and her JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She has served as the Endowment Director at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and also helped start the Women’s Tefillah Group at Bais Abraham. Marianne then moved to Skokie, Illinois, became a Gabbait for the Skokie Women’s Tefillah Group, and taught Bat Mitzvah students. Marianne has been an instructor and curriculum developer for the Florence Melton Adult School of Jewish Learning for over 21+ years. She taught Tanakh at Rochelle Zelle Jewish High School. She has lectured for many Jewish organizations and synagogues, and writes a blog for the Times of Israel. She is currently a fellow in the Created Equal Educators’ Fellowship of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Marianne lives in Skokie with her husband Noam Stadlan and her family.