Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders
This course provides students with the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, and the sacrifices as well as the contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. Lessons will explore such topics as the role of education, the Three Generation Hypothesis, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, the changing place of Zionism and the State of Israel, the Civil Rights Movement as a case study of distinctiveness and involvement, and other issues that address American and Jewish culture and identity. This 10-lesson course asks the question, “Is the cup half-empty or half full?” as optimists and pessimists debate the future of Jewish identity in America.

Day: Mondays, March 15 - June 7, 2021
(no class 3/29, 5/17, 5/31)
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern via Zoom
Faculty: Lynne Lieberman
Members of the Tribe
In this 6-session quest, we will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: "What is the overarching purpose of living Jewishly?" Together we'll examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how Big Jewish Ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our actions as individuals and as a people.

Day: Wednesdays, March 17 - April 28, 2021
(no class 3/31)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern via Zoom
Faculty: Lynne Lieberman



Amy GordonAmy Gordon is the Adult Education Coordinator. Having migrated into this position from the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, she has built her career on providing quality programs and out-of-the-box experiences to the Jewish communities that she represents. As a former educator, camp director and event coordinator, she looks forward to utilizing her past experiences to assist in creating something amazing for all of you.

Sponsoring Agency

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Lorraine & Jack Friedman Commission for Jewish Education,
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building
1 Harvard Circle, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL  33409

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