Lunch and Learn Lecture Series

 
Leo Haas, Transport Arrival, Theresienstadt Ghetto (1942) Collection of the Yad Vashem Art Museum, Jerusalem

Leo Haas, Transport Arrival, Theresienstadt Ghetto (1942)
Collection of the Yad Vashem Art Museum, Jerusalem

Lunch and Learn
The Gershman Y
Wednesdays • 12:30-1:30 pm
$10 each • $25 series

Pack your lunch and join us for our Lunch and Learn Lecture Series! Presented by local scholars, this series explores a variety of subjects and historical moments through a Jewish lens. Take a mid-day break and discover facts unknown! Sign up for all three sessions and save $5 – RSVP HERE!

ART AND THE HOLOCAUST
March 1 • RSVP HERE
Art, in all its forms, is often born out of tumultuous times. Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, PhD, and his colleague Joan Myerson Shrager, MEd, lecture on art created during and directly influenced by the Holocaust. Traveling the timeline of this horrific event, Rabbi Sussman will reveal the beauty that comes from chaos.

ISRAELI CULTURE THROUGH COMMERCIALS
April 5 • RSVP HERE
Modern imagery permeates our everyday life through mass media all across the globe. Mark Raoul Molnar, Shaliach of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, will examine what can be learned about Israeli society just from commercials. Screening 30 to 40 Israeli television commercials, Molnar will tune in on what can be discovered, and what cannot, about our world through advertisements.

Bugsy Siegel

Bugsy Siegel

RABBI, I WANT A GOOD FUNERAL: JEWS AND CRIME IN AMERICA
May 10 • RSVP HERE
Organized crime in the United States is both a drain on the national economy and a continually fascinating subject of popular culture. Rarely highlighted but ever-present, organized crime in Jewish society is surrounded by conflicts of money, power, and faith. Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, PhD, and his colleague Joan Myerson Shrager, MEd, will investigate the complicated history of the Jewish people and their illegal acts throughout US history.

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