Join us in Israel – virtually!
Monthly tours with guide and scholar, Rabbi Jonty Blackman
Topic for August 10:
The Golan Heights – The heroic history of the Golan Heights, focusing on 1967, 1973 as well as swinging the lens back to ancient times.
Jonty has led many seminars and missions in Poland and Israel and is a gifted educator and a fascinating storyteller. Jonty has a unique way of connecting his teachings to his audience, such that their experience of learning leaves a deep and enduring impact on their lives. He weaves together Jewish history with philosophy, culture with archaeology, and the tragedy of the Holocaust with probing, source-based theological questions. His intricate knowledge of Jewish history and the Holocaust, combined with his analytical and sensitive approach to challenging philosophical questions offers students a profound educational experience.
This lecture will be offered on Zoom.
Until you can travel again in person, join Rabbi Jonty Blackman on a virtual trip to Israel. Through the end of the year, Jonty will give one lecture per month. This program is brought to you by Classrooms Without Borders, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and Momentum.
July 13: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands!”
The tensions & dramas leading up to the Liberation of Jerusalem.
August 10: The Golan Heights
The heroic history of the Golan Heights, focusing on 1967, 1973 as well as swinging the lens back to ancient times.
Topic for September 14: “Unetaneh Tokef” – “Who by Fire”?
The power of one song to change a country. In light of the Yom Kippur War, deep disturbing questions penetrated the Israeli psyche; and Kibbutz Beit Hashita became the site from which a deep reflective existential journey developed. Being that the words of the song are taken from the High Holiday Liturgy, this session is very timely for the week before Rosh Hashana.
October 12: Visions of Redemption
A virtual tour of the ancient dreamers of Tzfat and the rebellious visionaries of the Kibbutz movement.
November 9: When the Baron, the King, and the Astronaut Meet
A virtual tour of the coast of Israel with a focus on Caeserea and Zichron Yaakov; and a jump to the Negev Desert too.
December 14: In the Footsteps of the Maccabees
This virtual tour will take us in the footsteps of the Maccabean rebellion from Modi’in to Gush Etzion; through the Judean Lowlands and onto Jerusalem.
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The Golan Heights
Monday, August 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.