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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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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Classrooms Without Borders’ Scholar-in-Residence Avi Ben-Hur was recently in Pittsburgh, where he spoke to over 1,000 students and educators at many area schools and community events. Now, Avi will continue to provide several “one-off” lectures on a variety of different topics using Zoom, including: Coronavirus in the Middle East – Israel and the region: As…

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Israel and the International Arena: Challenges and Opportunities Join Classrooms Without Borders for a community lecture featuring Avi Ben-Hur, CWB Scholar in Residence. At the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century, Israel is healthier, wealthier and more secure than ever before in its short modern history. That said, the challenges facing the…

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Award-winning correspondent and war reporter for the Washington Post and the Daily Telegraph, Jack Fairweather is coming to Pittsburgh to speak about his new book, “The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz.” Taking place in Nazi-occupied Poland, it follows the story of Polish underground operative Witold Pilecki who volunteers for…

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We are still in the midst of the holiday of Passover, celebrating the freedom of the Jewish people.  I write to you today about a program taking place next Thursday that commemorates one of the most tragic chapters in Jewish history – the Shoah (the Holocaust). Yom HaShoah will be commemorated on Thursday, May 5th at 7 pm…

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