Crash Course in Jewish History
Bring them in out of the cold!
Give your neighbors and members a sense of Jewish identity by offering NJOP’s Crash Course in Jewish History (CCJH). Show them how they are an integral part of Jewish history. Empower them with a working knowledge of who we are, where we came from and where we are going.
Whether you offer the class in a spacious living room, over lattes at a coffee bar or with dessert in your synagogue/Jewish center’s social hall, NJOP’s CCJH is the perfect opportunity to make Jewish history matter!
Four thousand years of Jewish history condensed into a five week lecture series, NJOP’s Crash Course in Jewish History is a survey that covers the history of the Jews from Abraham to Ariel (Sharon).
All the materials are provided free of charge, so go ahead and send out the invitations for a vibrant exploration of Jewish history that will inspire participants to mold a Jewish future.
1. Biblical Times
Jews go down to Egypt | The Exodus | Jews in the Wilderness | Jews enter Canaan | Jewish Commonwealth
- 2. United Kingdom to Exile and Diaspora
Period of the Two Kingdoms | The Babylonian Exile | The Second Temple Period | Rome | The Gaonic Period
- 3. The Jewish Epicenter Moves West
The Rishonim | The Golden Age of Spain | Anti-Semitism | The Spanish Inquisition | Post Expulsion | Protestant Revolution | Rise of the Chassidic Movement | Jews in the New World
- 4. Enlightenment to WWI
Enlightenment and its Impact | Emancipation | The end of the 19th Century | Turn of the 20th Century | WWI
- 5. Holocaust and Renewal: 1933 – Present
Jewish Life in America | WWII-The Holocaust | Rebirth | The Founding of the State of Israel | The Era of Israel