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Beowulf, considered one of the most important works of Old English literature, is an epic poem where the hero travels great distances to prove his strength at impossible odds against supernatural demons and beasts. There are feasts, challenges, deeds of valor and a retelling of the history of the characters and their lineages.

Read: Beowulf: The Illustrated Edition, Seamus Heaney (translator) 

This course is offered with the generous support of the
Association for Continuing Education (ACE).



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Dates Dates: Tuesdays, January 19–February 23 | 7–8:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 16 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
As a part of the Israeli Speaker Series, join Siegal Lifelong Learning for a conversation with Israeli musician and writer, Eyal Rob. As a young thriving nation, Israel had been through radical social transformations throughout its 70 years. In this lecture, we will examine the major changes in Israeli culture as manifested in anthemic songs. From getting all together in the early social unified Hava Nagila days to cultural privatization and capitalism. we’ll follow Israel’s timeline from 1948 until the present, examining ten milestones songs that reflect the young Jewish nation through wars, peace, struggle and hope. More
Dates Dates: Tuesday, January 26 11:00 a.m. ET
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Status Status: 247 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 300 seats
 
Abraham Lincoln’s tenure as U.S. president coincided almost exactly with the duration of the Civil War (1861-1865). During the course of his presidency, Lincoln’s articulation of the Northern cause evolved. His tone and his emphasis changed with changing circumstances. As he wrote in 1862, “as our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” Simply put, at the outset of the War, Lincoln underscored the preservation of the Union. By 1862-63, and certainly by the time of the Gettysburg Address in late 1863, he had shifted to a theme of liberation. And by the Second Inaugural Address in 1865, one month before his death, in defining the War’s meaning he echoed the Abolitionist argument that the entire nation had been complicit in slavery. In examining this four-year pattern, we can credit Lincoln’s astute political skills for shrewdly reading and acting upon the fast-changing events, including the North’s strengthening position on the battlefield. But this course also highlights the crucial role of black Americans Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, by Garry Wills More
Dates Dates: Thursdays, March 4-25 10-11:30 a.m. ET
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Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
 
The Association for Continuing Education is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing and supporting continuing education programs in cooperation with the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University.

Membership is open to those who love to learn. ACE independently provides the Grazella Shepard Lecture Day, Discussion Day,Acclaimed Authors Luncheon and the Annual Book Sale, trips, a semi-annual newsletter and a summer luncheon series featuring local authors.
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Dates Dates: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 700 seats
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The Association for Continuing Education is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing and supporting continuing education programs in cooperation with the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University.



Membership is open to those who love to learn. ACE independently provides the Grazella Shepherd Lecture Day, Discussion Day, Acclaimed Authors Luncheon and the Annual Book Sale, trips, a semi-annual newsletter and a summer luncheon series featuring local authors.
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Dates Dates: September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021
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Status Status: 474 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 700 seats
 
Join Professor Steven Windmueller to examine American Jewish behavior in reaction to our country in crisis. Discuss Jewish response to the pandemic  Israel's relationship with and the reshaping of the diaspora Anti-Semitism during the age of Coronavirus and the history of Jewish political behavior during a crisis and how that impacted the 2020 election. More
Dates Dates: Thursdays, March 4-25 7-8 p.m. EST
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Status Status: 194 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 200 seats
 
A full understanding of American culture requires looking at the role doctrinal and personal religious belief has played in our politics from the time of the Pilgrims through the events of June, 2020. This course will trace some of the major elements of religion and politics in American culture. Reading: Jon Meacham: American Gospel (Random House, 2007) ISBN: 9780812976663 More
Dates Dates: Fridays, March 5–April 9 10–11:30 a.m. ET
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
 
As a part of the Israeli Speaker Series, join Siegal Lifelong Learning for an informal Hebrew conversation with Israeli musician and writer, Eyal Rob. (For Hebrew speakers only.)

This series is supported by the Herbert and Marianna Luxenberg Siegal College Israel Lecture Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The series is offered in partnership with the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.



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Dates Dates: Tuesday, January 26 | 12:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 296 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 300 seats
 
As a part of the Israeli Speaker Series, join Siegal Lifelong Learning for an informal Hebrew conversation with screenwriter and author Ron Leshem. (For Hebrew speakers only) 



This series is supported by the Herbert and Marianna Luxenberg Siegal College Israel Lecture Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The series is offered in partnership with the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.


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Dates Dates: Thursday, April 22 | 12:30 p.m. ET
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The Archaic Period in ancient Greece (c.600-480 BCE) is one of the most fascinating in the development of sculpture, architecture, and vase painting. Spurred by the development of the Greek city-state and expanded trade with Egypt and the Near East, the Greeks boldly experimented with the forms and images. This course will serve as an introduction to the art and archaeology of this time period, exploring the kouros and kore sculptures, the development of temple design and decoration, and Greek black-figure pottery. More
Dates Dates: Mondays, January 4 - February 1 3-4:30 p.m. ET (No Class 1/18)
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
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The evolution of European armor shows how utilitarian weapons and armor of the early middle ages were elevated to an art form. These exquisite pieces were crafted as late as the 19th century, when armor was no longer seen on the battlefield but continued to be used to represent power and rank. Using armor from the much-beloved Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Armor Court at the Cleveland Museum of Art, we will look at the history of arms and armor as well as the early history of the armor court itself and how it has become one of the preeminent spaces of the museum. More
Dates Dates: Wednesdays, January 20–February 10 1-2:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 84 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
 
As a part of the Israeli Speaker Series, join Siegal Lifelong Learning for a conversation with Yehonatan Indursky, screenwriter known for Shtisel and Autonomies.

Filmmaker and celebrated screenwriter Yehonatan Indursky, creator of Shtissel, speaks about his show Autonomies, a dystopian drama set in an alternate reality of present day Israel. A nation torn and divided by a wall into the secular “State of Israel,” with Tel Aviv as its capital, and the “Haredi Autonomy” in Jerusalem, run by the ultraOrthodox. Indursky speaks about the conception of the show, and the reality of the ultraOrthodox communities in Israel.
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Dates Dates: Tuesday, March 16 | 11:00 a.m. ET
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Status Status: 267 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 300 seats
 
As a part of the Israeli Speaker Series, join novelist Ayelet Gundar Goshen for an intimate conversation in Hebrew. (For Hebrew speakers only) 

This series is supported by the Herbert and Marianna Luxenberg Siegal College Israel Lecture Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The series is offered in partnership with the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.



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Dates Dates: Wednesday, June 16 | 12:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 50 open seats left
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Join Cathy Lesser Mansfield for this haunting photographic history of life in Berlin and Germany before, during, and immediately after the Holocaust. Professor Mansfield  will also share photos of sculptures that stand today in Berlin.

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Dates Dates: Tuesday, January 26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 209 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 300 seats
 
Upon reading the Versailles Treaty, French General Foch remarked it was merely a twenty-year armistice. From 1919 to 1939, Europe’s nations struggled to keep the peace, rebuild, and cope with economic depression – all while  fascism and communism inflamed passions. Using articles,  maps, and some literature, we will explore this turbulent period that ended so tragically. 

This course is offered with the generous support of the Association for Continuing Education (ACE).

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Dates Dates: Thursdays, January 21-March 11 | 2:30-4 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
The death of George Floyd spawned a summer of protests, where activists chanted that Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile, Floyd's funeral allowed his family to remember him and to celebrate his humanity. Burials, funerals, and commemorations have long served as an important opportunity for the Black community to reassert the value of Black lives, strengthen community bonds, and make political statements. This talk will examine this history from the late 18th century to the present discussing slave cemeteries, African-American funeral homes, and the significance of the public funerals of Emmett Till, Martin Luther King, and victims of police violence like George Floyd. More
Dates Dates: Monday, February 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 286 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 300 seats
 

Books of Wisdom and Wanderings, April 19 - June 7 (10 a.m. - noon)

4/19 Psalms: among the Bible's most well-known verses, these

150 poems put words to feelings of thanksgiving, joy, and lament. 

Eddie Sukol, Rabbi, The Shul

4/26 Proverbs: wit and wisdom in the form of one-line advice to the young and old. 

Leonie Jacob, Graduate of Program of Advanced Talmud Study, Yeshiva University

5/3 Job: a tormented character asks thorny questions about good, evil, and human suffering. 

Ezra Blaustein, Ph.D, University of Chicago Divinity School

5/10 Daniel: a dramatic narrative woven into fantastical visions, together map out the ultimate guide for life in exile. 

Jo Bruce, Program Manager, Whole in One at CWRU-Siegal

5/24 Ezra and Nehemiah: present the triumphs and challenges of returning home from exile.

Susan Stone, Director of Spiritual Care, Hillcrest Hospital

6/7 Chronicles: Offers a telescope-view of history all over again, raising the obvious question, Why? 

Jonathan Berger, Associate Head of School, Gross Schechter Day School.

Book: The Jewish Bible JPS Tanakh or Jerusalem Bible, Koren

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Dates Dates: Mondays, April 19 - June 7 10 a.m. - noon EDT (No Class May 17, 31)
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Status Status: 10 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
 

Books of Wisdom and Wanderings, April 19 - June 7 (10 a.m. - noon)

4/19 Psalms: among the Bible's most well-known verses, these 150 poems put words to feelings of thanksgiving, joy, and lament. 

Eddie Sukol, Rabbi, The Shul 

4/26 Proverbs: wit and wisdom in the form of one-line advice to the young and old. 

Leonie Jacob, Graduate of Program of Advanced Talmud Study, Yeshiva University

5/3 Job: a tormented character asks thorny questions about good, evil, and human suffering. 

Ezra Blaustein, Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago Divinity School

5/10 Daniel: a dramatic narrative woven into fantastical visions, together map out the ultimate guide for life in exile. 

Jo Bruce, Program Manager, Whole in One at CWRU-Siegal

5/24 Ezra and Nehemiah: present the triumphs and challenges of returning home from exile. 

Susan Stone, Director of Spiritual Care, Hillcrest Hospital

6/7 Chronicles: Offers a telescope-view of history all over again, raising the obvious question, Why? 

Jonathan Berger, Associate Head of School, Gross Schechter Day School.

Book: The Jewish Bible JPS Tanakh or Jerusalem Bible, Koren


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Dates Dates: Mondays, April 19 - June 7 7 - 9 ET (No Class May 17, 31)
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Status Status: 10 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
In 1601, Michelangelo Merisi, known famously as Caravaggio, was at the height of his fame throughout Italy. Coming 50 years after the Renaissance, Caravaggio changed the course and vision of painting for all time. Each of his paintings created a scandal or was immediately hailed as a masterpiece, often both simultaneously. He was known to be violent, arrogant, and even a murderer. Although he traveled in the circles of power and wealth, he is known as the painter of the poor. His work still stands today as the embodiment of empathy. 

Read: Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane, Andrew
Graham-Dixon 

This course is offered with the generous support of the
Association for Continuing Education (ACE).

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Dates Dates: Mondays, January 25–March 15 | 10–11:30 a.m. ET
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Class Size Class size: 26 seats
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Yiddish has influenced the English of Jews (and non-Jews) in the United States. Professor Benor will show that in addition to words like shlep, klutz, and maven, Yiddish also affects English grammar and phrases like “be well” and “enough already.” Yiddish has an impact both on the “Yinglish” of the Ashkenazic immigrant generation and the “Yeshivish” English spoken by Orthodox Jews today. Benor demonstrates the different Yiddish influences by playing songs in Yinglish (by Mickey Katz and Seymour Rechtzeit) and in Yeshivish (by Journeys and Country Yossi and the Shteeble Hoppers). More
Dates Dates: Wednesday, March 17 | 7 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 281 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 300 seats
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