Beth Chayim Chadashim, the first LGBT synagogue in Los Angeles, started to offer special weekly courses – from Hebrew for Beginners to a new 15-session class about the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
Starting October 24, BCC offers a course about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, taught by our member Dr. Robert Levy
This is a comprehensive course covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the beginnings of Zionism to the present day. It is similar to a graduate level course taught to rabbinic students at the Academy for Jewish Religion – California (AJRCA).
Here is an opportunity to throw yourself into serious study of this heart-breaking and painful conflict and to grapple with challenging issues in a supportive atmosphere with fellow congregants. Students are asked to commit themselves to reading 40 pages for each 90-minute bi-weekly session and to make an effort to attend all 15 sessions.
Dr. Robert Levy, a professor of Jewish history, is the author of Ana Pauker: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Communist (University of California Press, 2001) and ten scholarly articles in academic journals on Jewish and East European history. Dr. Levy also has a BFA in film/video production from the California Institute of the Arts and worked for several years in Jewish media.