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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most compelling Jewish theologians of the 20th century. Known for his beautiful prose, he has influenced generations of Jews and their spiritual leaders through his writing, his teaching, and his personal example. Heschel is also widely admired for his vocal political activism against racism and the war in Vietnam, to which he devoted much of his time during the 1960s. What is the deeper philosophical and spiritual connection between Heschel’s philosophy of Judaism, his analysis of Jewish piety and his political commitments? How can religious education cultivate moral sensitivity? And how should religious leaders speak to moral concerns of their own time? Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. More
Dates Dates: Tuesdays, January 31–February 21 | 7–8:30 p.m. ET
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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, 2022 - August 31, 2023
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Status Status: 545 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 700 seats
 
In the decades just after World War II, many American Jews enjoyed rapid upward
mobility. But instead of celebrating their economic rise, many rabbis, writers and Jewish intellectuals expressed concern that Jewish life could not survive the move to the middle class suburbs. This talk will examine this undercurrent of anxiety, and what it revealed about the hopes, fears and ambitions of American Jews in the middle of the 20th century. This talk is based on Kranson’s book Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America.
 

Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
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Dates Dates: Friday, March 10 | noon–1:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 76 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 80 seats
 
Liberal, religious Jews strongly advocated for legal abortion between the 1970s and the turn of the twentyfirst century. Why did they do so, and on what grounds? Join Dr. Rachel Kranson as she shares from her ongoing research: Religious Misconceptions: American Jews and the Politics of Abortion. Drawing on archival collections, she will tell the story of the American Jewish lawyers who developed the argument that abortion should be protected by the guarantees of the first amendment of the constitution. Understanding this history has become even more important as the US enters a post-Roe era, and experts are looking for new legal avenues through which to protect reproductive freedom.

Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
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Dates Dates: Thursday, March 9 | 7–8:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 74 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 80 seats
 
One of the most remarkable features of medieval Hebrew manuscripts is the inclusion of striking zoocephalic figures: humans with beastly and bestial heads. This lecture will explore several such manuscripts suggesting that the presence of these figures, peculiar to medieval Ashkenazi books, lies at the intersection of image, language, philosophy, poetry and history


Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
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Dates Dates: Sunday, February 12 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 79 open seats left
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This course, with an initial look into key figures of the 1950s, will cover a sampling of movements during this prosperous decade of the 1960s as well as contempor-aneous European responses. In addition, a biographical approach to the works of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol will provide important insights into their works. The 1960s is one of the most fascinating decades in art history of the last century: some artists focus on news events with photographs of key moments, some on purified reductive forms in elegant metals, while others long for the untouched lands of the West by the use of actual earth in their vast projects. More
Dates Dates: Fridays, October 7 - December 2 (no class November 4, 11) 10 - 11:30 a.m. ET
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The Gilded Age, which extended from about 1870 to 1900, was a period of extraordinary growth and social transformation in America, which also produced some of the superstars of American art—among them Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent and John La Farge. This class will survey the work of these figures, and the ways in which they portrayed both the triumphs and anxieties of this remarkable period. More
Dates Dates: Tuesdays, March 21–April 25 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 77 open seats left
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How is it that humankind’s “best friend” evolved from the same mammal order as lions, tigers and bears? Canis familiaris has a huge range of physical characteristics. But the bridge from predatory wolf to human companion is in dogs’ behavior. How was this bridge crossed? Did wolves follow humans to eat their garbage? Did children adopt wolf cubs? Did humans co-opt wolves’ hunting behavior, forming a co-evolutionary matrix that changed our bodies and theirs? What does it mean at a practical level for those of us who still share their lives with dogs. More
Dates Dates: Thursday, February 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET
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Who we support as candidates and issues to champion are often decided by the most significant campaigns. How those campaigns are financed continues to be decided by legislation and Supreme Court cases about free speech, political lobbying and personal wealth. This course will look at the history of campaign finance and the conflicts facing American voters as they pick the candidates and issues to support or not. This course is offered with the generous support of the Association for Continuing Education. More
Dates Dates: Mondays, January 23–March 20 (No class February 20) | 1:30–3 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Who we support as candidates and issues to champion are often decided by the most significant campaigns. How those campaigns are financed continues to be decided by legislation and Supreme Court cases about free speech, political lobbying and personal wealth. This course will look at the history of campaign finance and the conflicts facing American voters as they pick the candidates and issues to support or not. This course is offered with the generous support of the Association for Continuing Education. More
Dates Dates: Tuesdays, January 24–March 21 (No class February 21) | 10–11:30 a.m. ET
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In this course, we will read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning 2013 novel Americanah. The novel follows the story of immigrants from Nigeria to America and back, as they navigate the complexities of identity in the modern world. The class will be supplemented by other short works by Adichie, a celebrated writer and thinker whose works on topics including feminism, grief and the power of narrative continue to be read and discussed widely. Read: Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Additional readings to be distributed by instructor. More
Dates Dates: Mondays, January 23–February 27 | 1–2:30 p.m. ET
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With the rise in antisemitism nationwide, exploring the world’s oldest hatred is more relevant and important than ever before. This course will explore the past, present, and future of antisemitism. We’ll delve into the history of antisemitism tropes, their modern manifestations, and will question how social media, Israel, and more impact how antisemitism shapes Jewish life today. Throughout, we will explore the Jewish future, including the choices that current and future generations are making in the face of rising antisemitism, and how Jewish identities are impacted by internal and external pressures. More
Dates Dates: Tuesdays, October 25 - November 29 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. ET
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In this course, we will consider what it might mean to bring a contemporary lens to the work of 19th and 20th century American authors William Faulkner, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Mark Twain and Flannery O’Connor. Brilliant and timeless though their work may be, they were also fully human and products of their time and place. How might these texts reveal themselves anew when we bring our contemporary - and often polarized - sensibilities to bear on them? More
Dates Dates: Thursdays, November 3 - December 22 (no class November 17) 10 - 11:30 a.m. ET
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Sibling rivalry, the potential to grow into better people, the importance of forgiveness, and the concept of free will. All of these can be found in the Biblical story of Joseph and his brothers. We will start with a careful reading of the original text, and then explore how painters, novelists, and filmmakers have used creativity and imagination to bring Joseph’s story to life. We will also look at parenting advice from a book on sibling rivalry. Please bring a bible (hard copy or digital) to class.

Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
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Dates Dates: Mondays, January 9-February 6 (no class January 16) | 1:30-3 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
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One of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park marks the Jewish community’s dedication to Jewish values and Hebrew culture. Learn about how and why Cleveland’s Jewish leaders created the city’s Hebrew Cultural Garden, part of our landscape since 1926.


Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
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Dates Dates: Friday, February 3 | 1–2:30 p.m. ET
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Class Size Class size: 80 seats
 

Build your digital music production skills during this four-week Online Foundations of Digital Music Production Course in partnership with Delta Sound Labs. With 180 minutes of real-time instruction per week, Delta Sound Labs will teach you all you need to know about music production and using Ableton Live. Students will receive a license for Ableton Live Intro, a license for Fold - A Distortion Synthesis Audio FX Plugin, and a license for Stream - A Granular Sampler Audio FX Plugin. Students can continue to use this software after the course has concluded.

Course topics include:

  • Audio Sampling and Editing
  • Mixing and Audio Effects Processing
  • MIDI Sequencing and Songwriting
  • Sound Synthesis
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Dates Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 10 - February 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. ET
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Numerous groups and communities around the world have adopted Judaism and/or Jewish practices over the centuries. This trend has accelerated since the advent of Israel in 1948. Who are these groups? How did they connect to Judaism, and why have some of them found a place in Israel while others haven’t? Sessions will cover the history and narrative of some of these groups, from Russia and Italy through Uganda and Madagascar to Peru and Venezuela.


Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
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Dates Dates: Wednesdays, January 11–February 1 | 1:30–3 p.m. ET
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In this interactive online discussion class, we will explore famous philosophical thought experiments and their practical applications. How does the trolley problem relate to the question of whether self-driving cars should be programmed to protect the passengers inside the car or the pedestrians outside the car if the brakes fail? What does John Rawls’ “veil of ignorance” thought experiment teach us about how to set up a just society? Readings will be provided by the instructor. More
Dates Dates: Mondays, March 13–April 3 | 1–2:30 p.m. ET
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This course will comprise a close reading and discussion of Aeschylus’ trilogy The Oresteia and Euripides’ plays Electra and Andromache. We will begin with Agamemnon, which tells the story of the hero’s ill-fated return from the Trojan War; next, we will read how the actions of their parents affect Electra and Orestes, Agamemnon’s children by Clytemnestra (Libation Bearers); and finally how it became necessary to create a system of law to put an end to blood feuds (Eumenides). We will then examine Euripides’ interpretation of the Trojan War from the point of view of two women – one Greek, one Trojan – as well as do a comparative reading of Electra with the Libation Bearers. Read: Aeschylus: The Oresteia, translated by Robert Fagles and Ten Plays by Euripides, translated by Moses Hadas and John McLean. As these translations will be heavily referenced during class, students are urged not to purchase other translations. More
Dates Dates: Tuesdays, January 10–February 14 10–11:30 a.m. ET
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What and where is “home”? These are the questions Siona Benjamin raises in her paintings, while also evoking issues of identity, immigration and the role of art in social change. A Bene Israel Jew from India, her family has gradually dispersed, mostly to Israel and America, except for her parents, who remained in India. She is now also an American, living and working in New Jersey. With such a background, the desire to “find home”, spiritually and literally, has always preoccupied her. In this talk, she will discuss what it was like to grow up Jewish in India, show images from her artwork and provide historical background about the three distinct Jewish communities in India: the Bene-Israel, the Cochini Jews and the Iraqi Jews.


This talk is being offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin,” at the Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, from January 17–March 24, 2023.

Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

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Dates Dates: Friday, March 3 | noon–1:30 p.m. ET
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Status Status: 74 open seats left
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