RSVP to receive a link to the film. The post-film discussion will be offered on Zoom. The link to the film will be sent out approximately one week before the discussion. The Zoom discussion link will be sent out 24 hours before the program begins. Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with Liberation75, Rodef Shalom Congregation,…

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Film Premiere and Discussion Two years ago, the Jewish world was rocked by the heinous shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. On October 29th, we join together with the Pittsburgh Jewish community on this terrible anniversary to premiere an important new film and discuss the legacy of antisemitism through 3 generations. Remarks…

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Classrooms Without Borders is honored to convene a panel discussion featuring religious leaders from the three major monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moderated by Dr. Carol Rittner RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies Emerita, and Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies Emerita, Stockton University, this panel features Rabbi Aaron Bisno…

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Classrooms Without Borders is honored to convene a panel discussion featuring religious leaders from the three major monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moderated by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University, this panel features Rabbi Aaron Bisno of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Rev. David Poecking of Archangel Gabriel Parish, and Imam Chris…

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Join Classrooms Without Borders for a discussion with Hadley Freeman, author of “House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family.” Hadley Freeman Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her…

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In honor of Israel’s Independence Day, Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the new film “Ben Gurion, Epilogue” and engage in a post-film discussion with the film’s producer, Yariv Mozer. The Zoom discussion with Yariv will…

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The Cholera Wedding: A Magical Ritual to End an Epidemic This session explores the history and meaning of a peculiar ritual that emerged among East European Jews in the 19th century: to stop the spread of an epidemic, the community would marry its most vulnerable and marginalized members—orphans, beggars, and the disabled—to each other in…

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In honor of Yom Haatzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the new film “Golda” and engage in a post-film discussion with the film’s producer, Udi Nir. CWB scholar Avi Ben-Hur will open…

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This lecture will be offered on Zoom. RSVP to receive to link. In commemoration of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide, Classrooms Without Borders is honored to bring internationally recognized Rwandan Genocide survivor and human rights activist Jacqueline Murekatete to our community of learners in Pittsburgh and across the country…

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This lecture will be offered on Zoom. RSVP to receive to link. Antisemitism, Populism, and Politics Today: Learning from the British Experience A community lecture with Dr. David Hirsh, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London David has been in the sociology department at Goldsmiths since 2003. He wrote his PhD on Crimes…

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