Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27
10:30 a.m. to noon
$48 for members/$60 for non-members
Course Description: The Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh last October was the most tragic antisemitic incident in American Jewish history. This course will put this incident into its proper social, cultural and historical context. In each of the 4 sessions, we’ll explore a different chapter of the American Jewish experience. We will evaluate events in the light of historical precedent, and ask how the past helps to illuminate our current situation in 2019.
Valerie Thaler is the Temple Administrator at Har Sinai Congregation. She earned a Ph.D. in American Jewish history from Yale University, and an MA in Jewish Studies and Jewish Communal Service/Education from Brandeis. Prior to coming to Har Sinai, she taught Jewish history courses at Baltimore Hebrew University, Towson University and Beth Tfiloh High School. Dr. Thaler is also the recipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Education.
Image credit: European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism, https://ep-wgas.eu/2018/05/09/anti-semitism-still-alive/