Jewish Studies Fall Community Course: Peaks and Valleys in Black-Jewish Relations

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Peaks and Valleys: Milestone Moments in Black-Jewish Relations
with Rabbi Schindler

Wednesday afternoons, 12:30-2:00 pm
September 30, 2020 to December 2, 2020 (no class on October 28th and November 25th)

Classes will meet virtually

Our eight-week community course explores the complexity of the historic relationship between the American Black and Jewish communities. From exploring texts on race in the Hebrew Bible, to delving into the writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, and the records of Jewish NAACP leaders, we will deepen our understanding of our shared triumphs and our troubled times. Classes will incorporate study of source documents, chavruta (small group learning), mini-lectures – thirty minute reflections by local and national scholars, and discussion.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Setting the Stage for our Semester and the Psychologist’s Couch – What brings us together? What drives us apart?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Race in the Hebrew Bible
Guest presenter: Dr. Rodney Sadler, Associate Professor of Bible and Director, Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Confronting our Painful Past: Slavery, Civil War, and a Monument on Tryon Street
Guest Presenter: Rabbi Asher Knight, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth El

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Jews and the NAACP
Guest Presenter: Minister Corine Mack, President of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
No class, Fall Break

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Jews & the Civil Right Era: From Mississippi to Alabama, from Chicago to Washington

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Black Power, Jewish Politics
Guest Presenter: Dr. Marc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Crown Heights Race Riots, the Rebbe & Mayor Dinkins
Rabbi Yossi Groner, Rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Ohr HaTorah

Wednesday, November 25th
No Class: Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 2nd
Racial Justice & Black Lives Matter Today: Where Will You Stand and Why?

Cost for this program is $180. All proceeds from this program benefit Jewish Studies at Queens University of Charlotte. To register for this program click here.

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