Yachad University - Fall 2017

Explore the history, tradition and philosophy of the Jewish people in an engaging and welcoming environment
 

Develop a broad familiarity with a wide range of Jewish topics:
 

Biblical & Rabbinic Literature   l  Philosophy   l   History  
Life Cycle   l   Prayer   l   Spirituality   l   Ethics
 

Yachad University is a Jewish education service provided to the community by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley.

 

TUESDAYS

September 12 - December 12, 2017

 

Future Tense: Jews, Judaism and Israel 
in the 21st Century with Jeanette Eichenwald

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
JCC of the Lehigh Valley

Discuss modern theological interpretations of Judaism’s original purpose as a partner with G-d and with those of other faiths in the never-ending struggle for freedom and social justice for all. Without compromising our Jewish faith, we will examine how Jews can stand alongside people of all faiths in defense of freedom.

 

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A Realistic Approach to the Fanciful World of Midrash with Rabbi David Wilensky

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
JCC of the Lehigh Valley

Midrash is often misunderstood as a compilation of children’s stories on the weekly Torah portion. Our course will investigate the varying layers of meaning within the Midrash as seen through the prism of the adult perspective - a perspective that is sure to pique the interests of and offer unique challenges to our Yachad students.

 

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THURSDAYS

September 14 - December 14, 2017


Future Tense: Jews, Judaism and Israel 
in the 21st Century with Jeanette Eichenwald

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
JCC of the Lehigh Valley

Discuss modern theological interpretations of Judaism’s original purpose as a partner with G-d and with those of other faiths in the never-ending struggle for freedom and social justice for all. Without compromising our Jewish faith, we will examine how Jews can stand alongside people of all faiths in defense of freedom.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

A Realistic Approach to the Fanciful World of Midrash with Rabbi David Wilensky

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
JCC of the Lehigh Valley

Midrash is often misunderstood as a compilation of children’s stories on the weekly Torah portion. Our course will investigate the varying layers of meaning within the Midrash as seen through the prism of the adult perspective - a perspective that is sure to pique the interests of and offer unique challenges to our Yachad students.

 

REGISTER NOW

Payment is expected at the time of registration and is due by the first class session. After six weeks of classes, there are no refunds. Prior to six weeks, credit will be issued on a pro-rated basis. There is no compensation for missed sessions.