Adult Education: Preludes to Modernity
January 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Education Zoom Series with Dr. Regina Stein
Welcome to the early modern period in Jewish history!
Jewish people living in Europe under Christian rule in the 16th and 17th centuries had to adapt to many changes, including shifts in the ways their communities were organized and led, growing access to both worldly and Jewish knowledge due to the spread of printing, and relating differently to their Christian neighbors and rulers than their ancestors had.
As we explore these changes and developments, we will evaluate the impact that they had on both Jews and Judaism. Does it beckon you backward to the past, or project you towards unknown possibilities for the future? We are still grappling today with these questions faced by early modern Jews.
8 Zoom Sessions
December 6, 13, 20; January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Dr. Regina Stein is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El’s Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.
Please find the Zoom link under “Additional Information” at the very bottom of your confirmation email.
Image credit: “Marina Caffiero, History of the Jews in Modern Italy: From the Renaissance to the Restoration.” Carocci Publisher, Rome, 2014.