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Under One Tent – Spring 2018

Classes & Multi-Week Courses

Fully explore Jewish culture, history and text.


  1. BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: THE GREATEST HITS

    Classes & Multi-Week Courses / 90 mins
    Recent discoveries have shed new light on the world that produced the Jewish Bible. In some cases, these archaeological finds support and augment the Biblical narrative we’ve inherited, and in others, Biblical “history” seems to be challenged. Among the sites and topics we’ll examine closely are: -Jerusalem, its water systems, the Second Temple and Kotel -Megiddo (site of a future Armageddon) -Major finds about King David and his empire -The earliest known Biblical inscription (with a Mr. Spock bonus!) -Evidence regarding the exodus from Egypt Instructor: Ken Cohen
    BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: THE GREATEST HITS

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Tuesday, Apr. 10 7:30pm


  2. BACK TO THE PROPHETS – THE BOOK OF I KINGS

    Classes & Multi-Week Courses / 105 mins
    The King (SOLOMON) is Dead; Long Live the Kings?!? After Solomon’s unwise policies have alienated many, Solomon’s successor, Rehoboam, doubles-down on those policies, a secessionist effort results, and the 12 Tribes of Israel are separated into two kingdoms. We’ll see good kings and bad (mostly bad!) as well as priests and prophets.
    BACK TO THE PROPHETS – THE BOOK OF I KINGS

    Contra Costa Jewish Day School
    Thursday, Apr. 12 7:30pm


  3. WITNESS TO HISTORY EXHIBIT

    Classes & Multi-Week Courses
    Join us as we travel through time through this one-of-a-kind traveling museum of ancient books, maps, coins and manuscripts with historic Jewish significance. Visitors will encounter a prized selection of treasured relics. Guided by curator Rabbi Reuven Goldstein.
    WITNESS TO HISTORY EXHIBIT

    Chabad of Contra Costa
    Wednesday, Apr. 18 7:00pm


  4. WHAT IS

    Classes & Multi-Week Courses / 75 mins
    Rethink everything you know about our universe. Explore the nature of our world and the meaning of the human condition as you contemplate existential questions about consciousness, the physical, and the metaphysical. We’ll unveil the hidden unity and pervading truth of our existence.
    WHAT IS

    Chabad of Contra Costa
    Tuesday, Apr. 24 10:00am

    WHAT IS

    Contra Costa Jewish Day School
    Tuesday, Apr. 24 7:30pm


  5. MORAL OUTRAGE, WAR, AND ECONOMICS: HESCHEL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

    Classes & Multi-Week Courses / 90 mins
    In this class, we will carry on the legacy of spiritual leader, philosopher and social activist Joshua Heschel. Instructor: Yosef Rosen.
    MORAL OUTRAGE, WAR, AND ECONOMICS: HESCHEL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Thursday, May. 17 7:00pm


  6. HOLLYWOOD AND THE JEWS: 1930-1960

    Classes & Multi-Week Courses / 90 mins
    Riva Gambert, EBIJFF and Under One Tent Director, will explore three themes relating to Hollywood and the Jews: The Disappearing Jew - How Jewish characters disappeared from the silver screen making American Jewry almost invisible while anti-Semitism rose in the US during the same time period. G.I. Hollywood - The Hollywood moguls were at rst hesitant to “screen up” about The Third Reich. But behind the scenes, there were Jews who secretly investigated Nazi agents in Los Angeles. In the Shadow of the Cold War - Despite the increasing knowledge about the Holocaust, few films were made about it during the immediately post-WWII period. Soon, the HUAC investigations shook Hollywood leadership, destroying many careers and impacting what was seen on the Big Screen.
    HOLLYWOOD AND THE JEWS: 1930-1960

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Wednesday, Jul. 11 7:00pm

    HOLLYWOOD AND THE JEWS: 1930-1960

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Wednesday, Jul. 18 7:00pm

    HOLLYWOOD AND THE JEWS: 1930-1960

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Wednesday, Jul. 25 7:00pm