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Continuing Education Course: Milestones in the Development of Zionism and the History of Israel

Upcoming Sessions

1. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • 9 Iyyar 5778

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMCHS Sanctuary

2. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 • 16 Iyyar 5778

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMCHS Sanctuary

3. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 • 23 Iyyar 5778

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMCHS Sanctuary
Past Sessions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 2 Iyyar 5778 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 • 25 Nisan 5778 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 • 18 Nisan 5778 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 • 11 Nisan 5778 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 4 Nisan 5778 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - CHS Sanctuary

This course is a central element in defining modern Jewish identity. As we look to Israel's future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. Through the consideration of major historic moments, this iEngage Project of the Shalom Hartman Institute series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today.

This innovative new course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 - following the 1917 Balfour Declaration - as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. The course engages Jews in an open and pluralistic discussion about issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and theology, as they relate to nationhood, land, sovereignty, Jerusalem, occupation, and moral red lines.

Primary text reading resources will be made available. Each session in this eight-unit course includes a 20-35 minute discussion led by Rabbis Shimon Moch and Hillel Katzir and other local resources who have first-hand knowledge of Israel. For those who wish to stay longer, an additional video lecture roundtable video discussion with senior Hartman faculty.

For more information about what this class will offer, please view the following video:

March 20, Unit 1: 1917 - The Balfour Declaration: The Idea of a Homeland for the Jewish People
March 27, Unit 2: 1947 - The United Nations Partition Plan: The Jews in the World
April 3, Unit 3: 1967 - The Six Day War: Power, Land and God
April 10, Unit 4: Judea and Samaria: Occupation or Liberation
April 17, Unit 5: One State, Two States: Moral Red Lines
April 24, Unit 6: Jerusalem of God, Prayer and Peoplehood
May 1, Unit 7: Jerusalem of Responsibility, Loss, and Hope
May 8, Unit 8: The Jubilee Year and Beyond: Milestones and their Meanings
There is a 20-minute film to view at home each week prior to coming to the class. If you don't have the opportunity to view the video at home, it will be shown at CHS at 6:30pm just prior to the class start.  


Continuing Education Course:
Milestones in the Development of Zionism and History of Israel


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Tue, April 24 2018 9 Iyyar 5778