Jews arriving in colonial America entered a society that, unlike any previous one, valued freedom as much as Judaism does. This course explores this unique compatibility between Jewish and American values by examining seldom-read documents from the colonial, wild west, Civil War, gangster, 1960s and contemporary eras. The class will discuss the impact of the mutual influence imbued within this unique relationship and assess the threat that freedom may pose to the continuity of Judaism in America.
ZE’EV AVIEZER earned a BA degree in Economics from Hunter College, an MS degree in Counseling from Lehman College CUNY and his MA degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College’s Institute of Religion. He was granted the only certification as an Adult Educator by Hebrew Union College. He has taught adult education courses for Westchester Adult Jewish Education, Larchmont Mamaroneck Center for Continuing Education, and Larchmont Temple, where he served as Executive Director for 22 years.
4 Tuesdays, starting 9/12-10/3 - 11am – 1pm - $125 @ JCC