Location: Announced upon registration
From: Mondays, October 15 – December 17, 10:45 am
Jews and Muslims have co-existed, both peacefully and contentiously, for more than a millennium. What do they have in common? What are the sources of tension and conflict? During the first thousand years after the founding of Islam, it was better to be Jewish in a Muslim country than in a Christian country. Only after that period did the relationship between Jews and Muslims deteriorate, particularly in the Middle East. This course will examine the longstanding relationship between Judaism and Islam, broadening our understanding and challenging our assumptions.
Location: Lindenbaum Pavillion
From: Monday, October 15, 12:30 pm
American Klezmer is indelibly linked to the clarinet. For the Ashkenazim of Europe, a great “klezmer” was a violinist renowned for his virtuosic performances, and a necessary figure (along with his ensemble of klezmorim) at every Jewish wedding. Our ensemble of two violins, viola, and accordion presents old European klezmer through a contemporary, improvisational chamber music lens. The program will highlight the way the klezmorim transformed many musical inputs into a distinctly Jewish art form and will explore the ways that Ashkenazic expressive culture reinforced Derekh HaShas within European Jewish communities. Lunch will be provided