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Ten Haftarot in 8 weeks with Hazzan Marcia Lane

Join Hazzan Marcia Lane in exploring the three haftarot of rebuke before Tisha b'Av and the seven haftarot of consolation leading up to Rosh Hashanah. We will examine the history, personalities, language, and metaphors that make these prophetic passages so compelling.

Thursdays from July 6th to August 24
4:30 - 5:30 pm PT | 7:30 - 8:30 pm ET

Please note this program is at a different time than regular ALI programs

To register for the class, contact Hazzan Lane:




Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict with Professor Scott Spitzer

JCoOC's Advanced Learning Institute invites you to explore in depth “Understanding the Arab Israeli conflict.”
Taught by Dr. Scott Spitzer.

Scott Spitzer, Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University, Fullerton, invites us to join him for his course on the Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The class will explore the multiple and oftentimes conflicting narratives of major inflection points in Israel’s relationships with her surrounding neighbors, and with the Palestinians.

12 Sundays from 5:00pm to 6:30pm PT
Starting March 12

Scheduled dates:
March 12, 19, 26
April 2, 16, 23, 30
May 14, 21
June 4, 18, 25
No class: May 7, June 11

Students are encouraged to purchase the textbook used as the primary source for this class, but preparatory reading is optional. 

Here’s the link to the textbook for those of you who wish to purchase it in advance:
Abdel Monem Said Aly, Shai Feldman, and Khalil Shikaki, 2022. Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and peacemaking in the Middle East 2nd Edition. London: Bloomsbury.

Mon, May 20 2024 12 Iyyar 5784