A four-week course exploring 4 classic Jewish short stories with Dr. Michael Krasny.
- Eli the Fanatic by Philip Roth
- A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow
- Envy, or Yiddish in America by Cynthia Ozick
A BLACK HISTORY CLASS FOR AMERICAN JEWS Join Dr. Lillie J. Edwards for a four-part lecture series exploring the broad landscape of African American history from its African origins to the 21st century. The class will highlight how African Americans shaped and defined America while resisting white supremacy and systemic dehumanization based on race, gender and class. Dr. Edwards is Professor Emerita of History and African American Studies at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She was the founding Director of Pan-African Studies and received awards for excellent and distinguished teaching. A leading consultant on national education programs, Edwards received her doctorate in U.S Southern history, African history and African literature from the University of Chicago, where she studied under the late preeminent historian Dr. John Hope Franklin. This series is for anyone interested in learning more about African-American history and is in honor of Black History Month which takes place in February.
A four-week recorded course exploring 4 classic Jewish short stories with Dr. Michael Krasny.
- Gimpel the Fool by Isaac Bashevis Singer
- The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
- The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
- Defender of the Faith by Philip Roth
Sign up for one class or all three: $25 per class or $60 for all 3 sessions Acclaimed Broadway musicologist, performer, and music director Michael Lavine will take you on an in-depth journey to meet the songwriters who wrote songs for radio, film, and Broadway during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Some of these composers grew up in the Lower East Side and oftentimes you can hear the Jewish influence in the writing of their music. Join Michael Lavine for a stroll down memory lane and learn about the songwriters behind the music. Note: You will receive a link to view each class that you purchase.