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History on a Precipice: Judaism’s Defining Moments

Hosted By: The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

The Jewish people have stood on existential edges at various points throughout history. Explore these moments as new paths were carved to ensure the future and survival of the Jewish people and Judaism as a whole.

Join Yael Weinstein and begin this journey of exploration in the era of the Bar Kochba revolt with the advent of Rabbinic Judaism, discover the evolution of the Jewish people and its traditions with the Emancipation and Reformation movements of the 19th century, unearth the changes that Zionism has produced and grapple with the current situation of the Jewish people in an era of individualism and freedom.

This is a 4-part series meeting on January 21, January 28, February 4, and February 11

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Yael Weinstein

Yael Weinstein, M.A., Director of Community and Online Learning, has been an educator and director of Adult Education programs since 2009 when she joined the Melton community in Colorado. Before joining Melton, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in 2006, focusing on the topics of Antisemitism and Jewish Identity. While at Brandeis, Yael had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for Dennis Ross, former US Ambassador to Israel, for his course on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Yael is the author of the Crossroads of Jewish History course and has revised Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. In addition to her faculty and curriculum work, Yael was the Director of Adult Jewish Education at CAJE in Colorado and the Director of Melton at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.
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The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Melton is a pluralistic Jewish educational network that engages adult learners in accessible study of Jewish texts and ideas.
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